FG Tasks Traditional, Religious Leaders On Open Defecation

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Federal government through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has called on state governors, religious, traditional and opinion leaders to be active in the campaign against open defecation for the sake of public health in the country.
Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof Joseph Utsev, made the call during a courtesy visit by the Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal and his team to the minister in Abuja, yesterday.
The governor, alongside the Secretary to Zamfara State government, Abubakar Nakwada, and several members of his entourage were on a working visit to the ministry.
The minister expressed Federal Government’s commitment to collaborate with the Zamfara State government in implementing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes for the benefit of the people of Zamfara and the nation at large.
He maintained that the full components of the Bakolori Dam would be sustained in the state for the benefit of the people, adding that a team of WASH experts would visit the state to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the water situation to ensure access to improved hygiene and clean water.


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