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SPE Abuja celebrates World Toilet Day

To celebrate the United Nations World Toilet Day, the Nigerian Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Abuja section, has, in partnership with the Victims of Violence Foundation and Water Support Charity Organization, trained Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) on construction of mini pit toilets using locally available materials to avoid open defecation.

The training exercise, Valuechain gathered, was a fallout to the 2018 survey by the WASH National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH NORM) which stated that 47 million people in Nigeria are practicing open defecation thereby placed the nation in the second position among countries practicing open defecation globally.

Thus, the training was aimed at helping to reduce negative impact of open defecation which usually resulted to spreading of infectious diseases and environmental pollution amongst others, thereby improving access to toilets and latrines within their premises within both rural and urban centres in Nigeria.

SPE Abuja section was represented by Program Chairperson, Amina Danmadami, YP Chair, Victor Anochie and several volunteers.