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Sunday, September 18, 2022

PHOTOS: NIDCOM commissions N13.3M public toilet donated by footballer David Alaba

FG commissions N13.3 million toilet donated by Real Madrid’s David Alaba in Ogun. (Read More Here).

AS numerous water and airborne diseases continue to affect the health of Nigerians, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, yesterday, pointed out that private sector involvement in the bid to end open defecation remains paramount.

Adamu stated this at the official commissioning of an Ultra Modern Biodegradable Toilet Facility donated by an international football star, David Alaba who plies his trade with Real Madrid.

David Alaba Foundation in collaboration with Organized Private Sector in Water Sanitation and Hygiene(OPS- WASH), Clean Nigeria Campaign (CNC) and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) at Ogere Remo Community in Ogun State on Thursday donated the Ultra Modern Biodegradable Toilet facility.

The Minister maintained that Clean Nigeria Campaign aims at mobilizing high-level political support, resources and the entire populace towards building a new culture of safe sanitation by aggressively mobilizing the entire country towards ending the practice of Open Defecation by 2025.

He stressed that identified role of the Private Sector in the revitalization of the WASH Sector and congratulated NIDCOM and the (OPS-WASH) for taking a lead in this gesture.

He said: ” Such laudable and commendable project by Mr.David Alaba and his foundation is worthy of emulation as the quest to end Open Defecation requires the contribution and commitment of individuals, government at all levels, civil societies, private sector, development partners, Philanthropist and the entire populace.”

In December 2021, the player through the David Alaba Foundation donated N13.3 million to build toilets in Nigeria.

On Friday, the federal government, through the Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu, lauded the gesture by the Nigerian-born Austrian international in a statement.

According to him, private sector and diaspora engagement and support through accelerated provisions of toilets by philanthropy will go a long way.

The commissioning was made possible through collaboration with Organised Private Sector in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (OPS- WASH), Clean Nigeria Campaign (CNC) and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.

The minister reaffirmed that the Clean Nigeria Campaign was targeted at mobilising high-level political support, resources and the entire populace towards building a new culture of safe sanitation.

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