Nigeria/March 25, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/127 views /nigeria Cross River to attain Open Defecation-Free status in 2023 | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel [FILE PHOTO] Calabar, Cross River The Cross River Government is looking forward to achieving Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State by 2023. The Director-General of Rural, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSSA), Mr Ita Ikpeme, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. ALSO READ The Eagles are playing host to the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Ikpeme, who was reacting to the recent celebration of Ikom and Yala Local Government Areas as ODF, said the state was currently number one in ODF in Nigeria. “Yes, last week, we celebrated two local government areas as ODF, making it five local government areas. “Before then, we already had Obanliku, Bekwara and Yakurr. Very soon we are going to Boki. ALSO READ #BBNaija Winner Miracle Picks Up His Hyundai SUV Car Prize, And Cashes In His N25Million Naira Cheque (Photos)“Our target is that by 2023, all the 18 local government areas in the state will be ODF, ‘’ he said. The director-general said that a task force known as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee (WASHCOM), had been instituted in all the affected communities in collaboration with the local government councils to ensure the sustenance of the ODF. ALSO READ Divine favour | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News“They have their own bye-laws; and anyone who is caught defecating in the open will be arrested by the enforcement team and punished appropriately, ‘’ Ikpeme said. He commended the development partners including, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), UK aid, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and United Purpose for the progress so far made by the state government. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleJojo Le Barbu – IPhone (Remix) Ft. Suspect 95next articleTani, 8-year-old homeless Nigerian Chess Champion, gets new apartment in New YorkRelated Posts454 shares Nigeria/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Buhari’s wife, Aisha plans to establish university461 shares Nigeria/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Stop Depending On Men, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Leader Tells WomenPopular Nollywood Director, Ifeanyi Onyeabor Is DeadI Challenge Buhari To Swear With Quran, Bible That He Did Not Rig The Election — GaladimaWoman Gives Birth To Quintuplets — After 18 Years Of WaitBREAKING: Buhari, NJC Extend Tanko Muhammad’s Tenure As Acting CJNLinking Us To Death Of Prophet Nwoko, Effort In Futility — IPOBPolice Speaks On Murder Of Prophet Anthony Nwoko In EnuguBuhari speaks on violent clashes in Taraba, Adamawa | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsGunmen kill expatriate, another, abduct 3 others in Kaduna Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.