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Firm reinstates commitment to curbing open defecation

Toilet cleaning solution, Harpic, manufactured by Reckitt Nigeria, has partnered with the Federal Government and organised private sector in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to reinforce and reiterate the need to maintain clean toilets and end open defecation.

The firm’s Marketing Director, Sub Saharan Africa, Tanzim Rezwan, said this at an event organised to mark World Toilet Day, held recently.

A statement by the company said the event was organised to drive global interventions towards improved sanitation exercises and reinforce awareness on the issue of open defecation and low investment in the sanitation value chain which had greatly reduced the African Gross Domestic Product over the years.

Rezwan, during a panel discussion on the topic, ‘Partners Perspective on Sanitation Innovations for Economic Development,’ suggested that Nigeria could convert the challenge of open defecation into an opportunity and make it an enabler.

He said, “The critical factor is to have everyone across the sanitation sector working together in synergy to achieve the common goal and collectively facilitate the process of bringing it to fruition.

“We are working with the government in every way we can to achieve zero open defecation in Nigeria. As part of our agenda to continuously drive innovative ideas that will ensure more people have access to clean toilets.

Also speaking at the summit, the founder of, the World Toilet Organisation, Prof. Jack Sim,  expressed concern that over two million children and people die of diarrhea every year.

“It is serious that open defecation is unspoken everywhere and the standard of living of people cannot be improved if the challenge of open defecation is not discussed,” he said.

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