Men defecation-free

The federal government has declared Jigawa, Katsina and Benue as states with the highest number of local government areas that are open defecation-free (ODF) in the country.

According to DAILY TRUST, the head of the Kano/Sokoto UNICEF field office, Maulid Warfa, made this known on Saturday during a media and stakeholders’ meeting in Sokoto.

He said 21 local government areas in Katsina, 18 in Jigawa, and nine in Benue had been declared open defecation-free.

He said the meeting was to woo the media to join in the campaign and sensitisation on sanitation, hygiene and how to end open defecation in the country.

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He added that 25 per cent of the population in the North-West zone had access to sanitation, while 35 had access to good hygiene.