Ondo State Government has banned open defecation, and is set to enact laws to handle defaulters.
Speaking at the State Steering Committee on Open Defecation Free (ODF), in Akure, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said “Out of the 47 million Nigerians who practice open defecation, nine million come from the South-West and of this number, about 1.4 million live in Ondo State.”
“In line with the blueprint to progress of our administration, we will ensure that the issue of open defecation is tackled decisively.”
“The practice portends a grave consequence in the areas of health, child development, education outcome, dignity and security, among others.
“The development has put our state in bad light when compared with other states with low incidence of open defecation practice.”
The governor has also ordered all the filling stations along the highways in the state to install functional public convenience within their facilities for public use.