13th National Council on Environment, campaign against open defecation begin today

The 13th National Council on Environment begins today in Kaduna State.

The National Council on Environment is Nigeria’s highest policy-making body on the environment sector which facilitates intergovernmental deliberations and guides consultation on environment issues at all levels of government. It will end on November 22.

The theme is ‘Promoting Environmental Advocacy for Sustainable Development: A Panacea for Achieving the Next Level Agenda.’

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All heads of agencies and departments in the Federal Ministry of Environment are expected to attend, along with state commissioners for environment.

Also, the Federal Government is set to launch a campaign against open defecation today. Mr Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources had earlier made the announcement at the  Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on Sanitation. He said that on the issue of sanitation, Nigeria was lagging behind, adding that 24.4 per cent of Nigeria’s population, about 47 million people, still practised open defecation.

 

Nigerian Tribune

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