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Oyo State Moves To Eliminate Open Defecation By 2028, Aligns With 2022 Roadmap

Photo: Mr. Dotun Oyelade, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Oyo state during an interview session at the two-day workshop tagged, “Eliminating Open Defecation in Southwest States Nigeria,” organised by the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Oyo Ministry of Information and Orientation on Wednesday in Ibadan. Despite that Oyo state is leading in open defecation practice in the southwest, the State government has pledged to intensify efforts and align with its 2022 roadmap to attain open defecation-free (ODF) status by 2028.   In the southwest, Oyo state is leading in open defecation practice with 54 percent of its 8 million population engaging in the act, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. `Ekiti state is the second in the region with 41 percent of the population of the state engaging in open defecation followed by Ondo at 39 percent, Osun at 18 percent, Ogun is 14 percent, while Lagos state is three percent. The 2021 Water Sanitatio