World toilet organisation

World Toilet Organization Announces Nigeria as 2022 World Toilet Summit Host.

The Founder of the World Toilet Organization, Jack Sim has officially announced the selection of Nigeria to host the year 2022 World Toilet Summit, coming up in November, 2022.

The announcement was made at a virtual meeting of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Stakeholders and Development Partners that was held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Funmi Imuetiyan quoted the founder of the World Toilet Day as saying that November 19th was unanimously adopted by the United Nations member countries in 2013, and this Summit will be a great opportunity for members to come to Nigeria, one of the great countries in the world, to address its sanitation challenge.

Also speaking, Chief Executive Officer, Sanitation and Water for All, SWA, Caterina De Albuquerque,  pointed out that sanitation was at one time not discussed and completely forgotten about in most countries of the world.

Albuquerque however, applauded the leadership of Nigeria, for prioritizing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, stressing that Nigeria’s example will inspire other African Countries to follow suit.

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, described the selection of Nigeria as the host country for 2022 World Toilet Summit was a welcome development, stressing that the decision is coming at a period when Nigeria has made concrete plans to exit from the comity of nations still practising open defecation.

Engr. Adamu also acknowledged that Nigeria needs all necessary support to ensure that the ODF Campaign gains traction with all stakeholders playing their part, and also expressed optimism that the World Toilet Summit will provide a veritable platform for the mobilization of Private Sector and other critical stakeholders in addressing the challenge of Open Defecation in the country.

Meanwhile, National Coordinator of Organized Private Sector in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (OPWASH), Dr. Nicholas Igwe, revealed in his welcome remarks that the choice of Nigeria as the host country for the 2022 World Toilet Summit is a clear endorsement of the commitment and political will of the Federal Government towards Water, Sanitation and Hygiene delivery in Nigeria.

The private sector, Development Partners and Stakeholders all commended the initiative and pledged their support to host a successful summit. The World Bank, United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF, Reckitt, Coca-Cola, Tolaram Group, FMDQ and Guinness Nigeria were present.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *