The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with Goal Prime Organization Nigeria (GPON), Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) and other partners has organized Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) drama and demonstrations to mark the 2022 World Toilet Day at BOSEPA complex office on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The Borno State Commissioner of Environment, Architect Sale Kida expressed appreciation to the organizers, partners and other collaborators for organizing the remarkable health and sanitation event in the overall interest of humanity.
He also assured that government will continue to work closely with the development partners and ensure healthy environment and availability of public toilets for better health, safety and healthy Environment through Implementation of health sanitation and Environmental Protection policies while thanking all the collaborating NGOs.
On his part, The UNICEF WASH Manager, Ms Mamita Bura Thakkar said Lack of sanitation has a profound impact on public health, economic productivity, environmental integrity, and educational attainment especially for girls and women who are disproportionately affected by deplorable sanitation conditions.
The UNICEF WASH Manager further noted that as climate change worsens and populations grow, groundwater is vital for our survival while Safely managed sanitation protects groundwater from human waste pollution.