L-R: Common Supervisor, RB West Africa, Dayanand Sriram; Advertising Director, RB West Africa, Aliza Leferink; Everlasting Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Setting (MOE), Abiodun Bamgboye and Harpic Model Ambassador, Helen Paul on the official commissioning of Harpic/MOE public bathrooms at Ojota, Lagos.
In a bid to sort out open defecation in Lagos state, RB (Reckitt Benckiser) has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Setting to improve and refurbish 25 public toilet units for 4 communities in Lagos state.
RB is the maker of assorted hygiene and residential manufacturers, corresponding to Dettol, Mortein, Airwick, Durex, Nurofen, Gaviscon and the toilet cleansing model, Harpic, which is regarded by sanitation consultants because the primary liquid toilet cleaner in Nigeria. Harpic’s objective is to supply hygienic bathrooms accessible for each Nigerian as a method of discouraging open defecation.
The newly refurbished Ojota toilet containing 6 bathrooms and four bogs
The refurbishment is a part of an extended strategic partnership established by Harpic with the Lagos State Authorities to sort out open defecation in the state.The newly refurbished public bathrooms are situated in Ojota, Oshodi, Costain and Alausa. All 4 bathrooms will probably be manned by 32 toilet managers below the payroll of Harpic, which can also be offering different cleansing supplies for the services.
L-R: Common Supervisor, RB West Africa, Dayanand Sriram; Everlasting Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Setting (MOE), Abiodun Bamgboye and Advertising Director, RB West Africa, Aliza Leferink.
In line with United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF), open defecation is seenas the observe the place folks exit “in the fields, bushes, forests, or different open areas, moderately than utilizing the toilet, to defecate.”In line with UNICEF,Nigeria is among the many nations in the world with the best variety of folks working towards open defecation, estimated at over 46 million peoplewith a projected 56 million new instances in the following 10 years. The observe has had a destructive impact on the populace, particularly youngsters, in the areas of well being and schooling and had contributed to the nation’s failure to satisfy the MDG goal.
Harpic Model Ambassador, Helen Paul with the public bathrooms beneficiaries
Talking on the official commissioning of the bathrooms, RB West Africa Common Supervisor, Mr. Dayanand Sriram, said that the Harpic model is dedicated in direction of altering the tales surrounding open defecation and toilet sanitation in Lagos and Nigeria in normal. Sriram added that the model is in tackling the problem of open defecation in Nigeria as a method of guaranteeing More healthy and Happier lives in Nigeria.
L-R: Model Ambassador, Helen Paul; Common Supervisor, RB West Africa, Dayanand Sriram and Toilet Operator, Omotunde Adenekan.
Sriram stated: “The Harpic toilet refurbishment challenge will outcome in huge constructive attitudinal change, which can influence the lives of the folks and the surroundings. Our speedy precedence is to alter shopper behaviour for a wholesome surroundings. We wish each Nigerian to make use of clear and secure bathrooms. That is attainable, provided that all of us be a part of arms to work in direction of this objective. Open defecation shouldn’t be solely dehumanising, however it is usually an abuse of human rights. Harpic desires this abuse of the surroundings and human rights to cease. Therefore, this collaboration that has seen Harpic taking cost of the end-open -defecation marketing campaign in the state.”
In his welcome tackle, Everlasting Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Setting, MrAbiodun Bamgboye, counseled Harpic for her continued assist in constructing a hygienic and wholesome surroundings in the state. Bamgboye said the donation of public bathrooms by Harpic is one other step taken in the precise course. He inspired better partnership with the personal and public sector to additional enhance the welfare of the folks in the state.
RB West Africa Advertising Director, Aliza Leferink, said that the Harpic open defecation elimination programme is focused to reachover 1 million houses in 16 cities to coach and encourage folks to make use of clear bathrooms recurrently. Leferink said that utilization of fresh bathrooms is able to stopping illnesses, at the same time as she requested for societal assist in direction of a behavioural change to sort out the menace of open defecation in the state. She urged the residents of the benefiting communities to assist the upkeep and correct utilisation of the 26 refurbished public toilet units in Lagos.