Ogun certifies over 40 communities in Odeda open defecation free
OGUN State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and Unilever Global Fund have certified over 40 communities in Odeda Local Government Area (LGA) open defecation free.
Press Officer, Ogun State Rural Development Ministry, Seun Makinde, in a statement said the communities at Opeji, Alabata and Alagbagba were presented the certificates each at Odeda LGA recently.
Presenting the certificates, the Project Manager of Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSAN), Olatokunbo Sonde, said the certificates would encourage other communities in the LGA that were not certified “once they have met the requirements.”
He enjoined the certified ones to sustain the community Health sanitation programme in their localities.
A member of the State task Group on Sanitation (STGS) enjoined residents of the communities to enforce open defecation free in their environment and work together to avoid disease and live in good health condition.
In her remark, the Head of Environmental Sanitation, Mrs. Sekinat Tekun explained that officials of RUWATSAN and the STGS have pursued vigorously the project to ensure that the localities would be rid of diseases including water borne diseases, stating that the certificates can be withdrawn if they do not sustain it.