Ogun to prosecute residents for open defecation

Ogun State Government has threatened to seal off any house built  without  a toilet facility.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs Yetunde Dina, who said this at a press conference in Abeokuta to mark the National Environmental Day, added that the state government would begin to arrest and prosecute  anyone defecating in the open.

This year’s theme of the International Environmental day is ‘stop open defecation for healthy living’.

Dina lamented the high rate of open defecation  in the state, saying the was so because some houses, schools and markets  were built without toilets.

According to her, it is sad that Nigeria is rated second in open defecation after Indian .

She said, “Anybody caught will be arrested and prosecuted.We are going to be strict with violators this time round.

“We are going to seal off  houses without toilet facilities. And such houses would not be opened until they have the facilities.”

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