Rotary seeks end to open defecation
THE District Governor, Rotary International Club, District 9110, Dr Jide Akeredolu, has advocated for the provision of toilet and facilities to cube the menace of open defecation in the country.
Speaking during the unveiling of a borehole and a renovated toilet facility at Yewa Primary School, Orile-agege recently said the curbing of open defecation would reduce the rate at which the pupils’ contract diseases.
He said, “The Rotary club has identified areas where many communities are lacking as we realised that the government cannot do it all. One of the areas of focus of the Rotary Club in serving the community is in the area of water sanitation and hygiene.
“We have renovated the toilet which used to be a pit toilet to a modern toilet and constructed a borehole for the school. I can assure you that the rate of sickness among staff and students will reduce with these interventions now that there is clean, potable water available to them.”
Akeredolu added that the lack of toilet facility was one of the reasons people engage in open defecation.
“The renovated toilet facility being unveiled will curb open defecation among the pupils. This will, in turn, reduce the rate of disease in the school. Lack of adequate toilet facilities is one of the reasons people engage in open defecation,” he said.
The President Rotary International Club of New Towns, Oko-oba, Mr Tunde Orija, said the facilities were unveiled to comply with the Rotary International four-way focus of service to humanity.