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Published On: Tue, Aug 26th, 2014

Water resources ministry partners states on hygiene, sanitation

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By Mohammed Usman, Abuja

he water resources ministry has said that it will collaborate with the 36 state commissioners on the need for good hygiene and sanitation campaign program to reduce water related diseases and the recent Ebola sdisease outbreak in Nigeria.

The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, said to curtail the spread of diseases, every Nigerian must partake in the campaign process by way of conducting ourselves right in the way and manner that will promote not just personal hygiene but hygiene of the whole country.

She stated that promotion of hand-washing with soap and running water was part of the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources at this critical period.

Continuing, she said that it was important to embark on sensitization campaign on hand washing, adding that most of the diseases in the country today are water related diseases.

Ochekpe said that they were inviting stakeholders to partner with government in promoting sanitation and hygiene.

The Minister pledged to provide borehole to reduce the suffering in accessing potable water in Jabi park, adding that if every Nigerian would imbibe the culture, the amount of money spent as individuals and also as families in the healthcare center would reduce drastically.


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