Rotary Club seeks to end open defecation in FCT


The Rotary Club of Abuja Metro (RCAM) has called for increased public trust in public toilet facilities to make Nigeria overcome the challenge of open defecation.

Rotarian Ifeanyi Nnodu made the call on Thursday in Abuja during his investiture ceremony as the 13th president of the club, award ceremony and fundraising dinner for projects.

Nnodu said more toilet facilities would be built in Sauka Community, a remote village in Abuja and other rural areas.

“We will engage in many community services in our adopted Sauka village, and also identify other communities where we will impact and improve quality of lives.

“There are people who do not have toilets, they go to open defecation and one thing about open defecation is that it’s not only the person who does it that it affects, because once there is a rain fall, the flood will circulate everything within the city and what we buy to eat becomes contaminated, so the earlier we fight this menace the better,” he said.

He said funds donated would also be used to actualize other projects.

According to him, among the many other projects planned by the club for the current Rotary year 2022-23 in its adopted community and other places are extension of classroom block at Sauka primary school, installation of Hybrid 3.5 KVA Solar Power solution for Sauka clinic, family health programme for 500 women and vocational training and empowerment of 10 women among others.

Also, Sen. Eze Azoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), who was Chairman of the occasion, said Nnodu with his years of experience, astute qualities and passion for communal service, his investiture as the new president of RCAM, will herald a new spectrum of activities that will propagate and uplift the club to greater heights.

“The Rotarian Ifeanyi Nnodu I know is a man who, having set his hands on the plough, does not look back. In my church where we both serve as elders, he is known for his commitment to duty and to a good course, straight forwardness, and very knowledgeable about how to solve problems,” he said


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