Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has enjoined the traditional rulers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to join hands with the state government to put an end to open defecation in the state.
This is just as the State Government says it has taken the campaign against open defecation to the grassroots to eradicate it across the state.
The Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi represented by the State Commissioner for Water Resources, Usman Lade, stated this on the occasion of the official flag-off of the stakeholder engagement meeting organized by the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) held at Iloffa Secretariat of Oke-Ero Local Government Area.
Mr. Alabi called on the stakeholders to join hands with the state government on this noble vision, adding that the state government cannot do it alone and assured the public of the state government’s resolve to provide the necessary resources, support, and policies to make this enviable vision a reality.
“Open defecation is not just a matter of sanitation; it’s a matter of public health, dignity, and human rights. It is a challenge that we must confront head-on. In our pursuit of a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous Kwara State, this stakeholder engagement meeting is a pivotal step forward” He said.
In her address at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Christiana Asonibare, said in the pursuit of a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous Kwara State, the stakeholder engagement meeting is a pivotal step forward to confront Open defecation, a matter of public health, dignity, and human rights.