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Open Defecation: Nigeria Ranks 3rd - UNICEF



Nigeria again sit high up there on a world ranking no country can be proud of – third on world open defecation ranking.


And instead of Nigeria’s government getting worried, it is the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, that is worried on their behalf and have urged urgent action to curb the practice as the country can no longer withstand its effects.

Zaid Jurji, UNICEF’s Chief on Water and Sanitation Section pointed out that the practice is unhealthy and has negative effects on people’s health.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has suggested that Nigeria adopt the pay-and-use latrine system to curb the menace.