Kaduna State Government through Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, RUWASA, flags off Toilet Campaign, National Youth Volunteer Engagement Programme” on handwashing for Covid-19 prevention.
Written by News Room on June 10, 2021
The Kaduna State Government through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, RUWASA, has flagged-off the “Use the Toilet Campaign and National Youth Volunteer Engagement Programme” on handwashing for Covid-19 prevention in the state.
The Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry for Local Government Affairs, Honorable Ja’afaru Sani, who flagged-off the programme said it is one of the federal government’s initiatives to control the spread of Covid-19 and end open defecation by 2025.
Also speaking, the Minister for Water Resources, Suleiman Hussein Adamu, who was represented by Deputy Director, Wash Tracking and Documentation, Elizabeth Ugoh, said it is the ministry’s desire to ensure that the country is free from open defecation, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ugoh added that the youth volunteers under the programme will be trained on communicating and demonstrating good sanitation and hygiene practices that can help contain the spread of Coronavirus.
The Director General, RUWASA, Engineer Ahmed Munir, in his welcome address said Kaduna State under the administration of Nasir El-Rufa’I has recorded important progress in the campaign against open defecation and Covid-19.
While saying that 111 sanitation facilities have been built across primary health care centers and schools in the state, Munir added that in the last one year, Jaba, Giwa, and Korau Local Government areas have been declared Open Defecation Free, ODF.
Munir, however said Jema’a and Kudan Local Government Areas are on the line to be declared ODF, stressing that on or before 2023, the entire state will be declared Open Defecation Free.