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Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

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Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

L-R: Engr. Sulaimon Hussein Adamu, Honourable Minister of Water Assets; Cassandra Uzo-Ogbugh, Exterior Communications and Partnership Lead, Reckitt, Sub-Saharan Africa; Engr. Hassan Musa, Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Atmosphere and Mr. Tanzim Rezwan, Advertising and marketing Director, Reckitt Sub Saharan Africa on the 2021 World Rest room Day Commemoration occasion in Abuja.

 

Harpic, Nigeria’s main bathroom cleansing model manufactured by Reckitt has celebrated the 2021 World Rest room Day with a joint commemorative occasion in partnership with the Federal Ministries of Water Assets and Atmosphere, and the Lagos State Ministry of Atmosphere with the refurbishment of 5 public bogs which have been donated to totally different communities in Lagos State.

 

Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

L-R: Dr. Hassan Sanuth, Director Sanitation Companies, Lagos State Ministry of Atmosphere and Water Assets; Chioma Sylva-Ifedigbo, Senior Model Supervisor, Hygiene West Africa; Engr. Joe Igbokwe, Particular Adviser to the Governor on Drainage and Water Assets, representing the Honourable Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of the Atmosphere & Water Assets; Dr Helen Paul, Model Ambassador, Harpic; and Mr. Sheriff Savage, Director Conservative & Ecology, representing The Everlasting Secretary, Workplace of Environmental Companies on the 2021 World Rest room Day Occasion held in Lagos.

World Rest room Day is an official United Nations world observance day celebrated yearly on 19 November to encourage motion to deal with the worldwide sanitation disaster. The theme for 2021, ‘Valuing Bathrooms’ is geared toward drawing consideration to the truth that “bogs, and the sanitation techniques that assist them, are underfunded, poorly managed or uncared for in lots of elements of the world, with devastating penalties for well being, economics, and the atmosphere”.

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Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

Pic of one of many newly Refurbished Bathrooms

 

The United Nations states that 3.6 billion folks worldwide shouldn’t have a bathroom and this has elevated the worldwide hazard of open defecation, with an estimated 46 million folks nonetheless training open defecation in Nigeria. The hazard of open defecation additionally enormously impacts varied economies, with the financial influence of poor sanitation in Nigeria, estimated at N455 billion misplaced yearly.

 

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Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

The Rest room refurbishment and product donation by Harpic is in step with its model’s objective which is to assist Nigerians get entry to hygienically clear bogs. The newly refurbished public bogs are situated at Lagos Island, Mushin, Bariga/ Iyana Oworo, Iyana Ipaja, and Iyana Isolo inside Lagos State.

Talking on the donations, Advertising and marketing Director, Reckitt Sub Saharan Africa, Mr. Tanzim Rezwan acknowledged that “When some folks in a neighborhood shouldn’t have secure bogs, everybody’s well being is threatened. Poor sanitation contaminates drinking-water sources, rivers, seashores, and meals crops, spreading lethal illnesses among the many wider inhabitants. It has been mentioned that eliminating open defecation could be executed by altering social behaviour and constructing fundamental and well-managed sanitation techniques in poor communities. Through the years, Harpic has been a champion in offering entry to hygienic sanitation options in Nigeria, and it’s the purpose our communication has been on schooling on the significance of bathroom hygiene and sanitation to drive behavioural change.

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Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

 

He continued, “It’s our purpose that the bathroom refurbishment will influence the lives of individuals and the atmosphere locally. It’s also about taking motion to deal with the worldwide sanitation disaster and obtain Sustainable Growth Aim 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. We enchantment to the communities the place these bogs are located to protect and take care of the bogs as a result of it pertains to their well being”.

Over the previous 5 years, Reckitt via its Harpic model has taken the accountability of driving consciousness on hygienic bogs via the Door to Door program that educates customers on the necessity for correct sanitation, coaching them on how to make sure a clear hygienic bathroom and has additionally pushed entry to the merchandise by promoting it at a reduction, as well as, they’ve additionally donated over 150 public bathroom models to communities in Nigeria as a dedication to driving secure sanitation consciousness.

 

Harpic Collaborates with Federal Government, and Lagos State to Celebrate 2021 World Toilet Day, Donates to Lagos Communities

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