From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Ministry of Water Resources through Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) has said that 20, 000 households are to benefit from hygiene behavior change intervention in the state, as part of activities marking the 2019 Global Hand Washing Day.
Addressing journalists Monday, the state Commissioner of Water Resources, Umar Sanda Adamu said the campaign which is supported by WaterAid Nigeria is meant to improve hygiene behaviors in communities and healthcare facilities in the local governments.
“The campaign aims at motivating people towards practicing specific hygiene behaviors, such as hand washing with soap at critical times, use of clean water, use of clean toilets, food hygiene and proper waste management,” he said.
The commissioner revealed that about 3.9 million people in the state have poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene services adding that it has adverse impact on health, education and economic outcomes of the people.
According to Adamu, the campaign is intended to inform the design of the Bauchi state open defecation free roadmap