Open Defecation: Ekiti landlords comply with Fayemi’s ‘One-House, One-Toilet’ policy

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Some landlords in major towns in Ekiti have begun to construct toilets in premises in compliance with the ’s policy to check defecation.
Investigation by the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) correspondent in Otun Ekiti, Ido Ekiti, Ikole Ekiti, Oye Ekiti and Ifaki Ekiti, among others in Ekiti North District, reveal that many buildings were undergoing renovation to include toilets.
The most affected were structures, which hitherto had no toilets or enough for the occupants.
was further observed that buildings under in the areas visited had adequate provisions for toilets.
A landlord in Ikole Ekiti, Mr Sina Ogunleye, said a disagreement with neighbour on where to site a toilet in building delayed its .
He said that having resolved the issue, he was now prepared to begin the project.
Another landlord Ido Ekiti, Mr Olufemi Omoniyi, said he could not a toilet in house earlier because he didn’t have the money.
He said the cost building a toilet in the house was high because the swampy nature the site.
NAN recalls that Gov. had in 2020, during the launch Work Toilet Day, vowed to end all forms defecation in the state by 2022.
The governor also reiterated during the launch of the Ekiti Defecation Free (ODF) roadmap and inauguration of Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Ekiti Campaign, in Ado Ekiti.
At the launch, tagged: “Making Ekiti ODF By 2022″, Fayemi said the policy became necessary to protect lives and spread of deadly infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, cholera and typhoid.
He said by the policy, would be compulsory for all private, corporate and public buildings to have toilets and water facilities.
He consequently directed relevant agencies of government to enforce the ‘One-House, One Toilet’ policy in the state.
NAN reports that no fewer than 77 persons were arrested and arraigned before mobile courts in 2021.