The government of Ekiti state has reiterated its decision to put an end to open defecation and enforce policy of one house, one toilet in the state.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Ekiti state task group on sanitation in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the commissioner for environment, Chief Bisi Kolawole called on members of the group to see the assignment as a call to duty and work towards ensuring that people in the state are leaving in a hygienic environment.
“The group will drive the process of accelerating improved coverage of safe sanitation service in the state towards the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, which seeks to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene”, he said.
The Permanent Secretary (PS) in the ministry of environment, Dr Omobolanle Fakunle said the inauguration of the group was to compliment government’s efforts aimed at improving environmental sanitation in the state.
His counterpart in the ministry of public utility, Sunday Akomolafe explained that the activities of the group will focus more on the rural areas, where open defecation is prevalent.