Reckitt Benckiser, the multinational consumer goods company has donated the facilities to the Idi- Araba Community in Surulele, Lagos.
The donation is in line with the just-concluded commemorations World Toilet Day.
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos in collaboration with Harpic, a leading toilet cleaning brand from Reckitt Benckiser, organised the event.
Director of UNIC Lagos, Ronald Kayanja, noted that the observance of the World Toilet Day contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number six, and therefore called on all stakeholders to renew their
efforts in providing access to clean water and adequate sanitation worldwide.
“We must continue to educate and protect communities at risk, and to change cultural perceptions and long-standing practices that hinder the quest for dignity,” said Kayanja.
Category Manager of Harpic, Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi, urged students and residents to make the most of the toilets and reduce disease outbreaks in the community.
Community leader, Alhaji Idris Lawal Haruna, commended the donation.
“We will forever be grateful for these two toilets. Open defecation will surely reduce in our community,” said Haruna.
– CAJ News