Harpic celebrates 2021 World Toilet Day and refurbish five public toilets in Lagos.
HARPIC collaborated with the Federal Ministries of Water Resources and Environment and the Lagos State Ministry of Environment to celebrate the 2021 World Toilet Day on November 19, 2021.
The popular hygiene brand announced its project of refurbishing five public toilets donated to different communities within Lagos at the World Toilet Day commemorative event held in Abuja.
In fact, the United Nations reports an estimated 46 million people practice open defecation in Nigeria. The hazard of open defecation negatively impacts various economies with an estimated ₦455 billion naira lost every year.
The newly refurbished public toilets are located at Iyana-Ipaja, Mushin, Lagos Island, Bariga/ Iyana Oworo, and Iyana Isolo.
Also, the Marketing Director, Reckitt Sub Saharan Africa, Tanzim Rezwan said: “When people in a community do not have safe toilets, everyone’s health is threatened. Poor sanitation contaminates drinking water sources, rivers, beaches, and food crops, spreading diseases. Over the years, Harpic has been a champion in providing access to hygienic sanitation solutions in Nigeria, and it is the reason our communication has been on education on the importance of toilet hygiene and sanitation to drive behavioural change.
“It is our aim that the toilet refurbishment will impact the lives of people and the environment in the community."
Harpic hopes that their contribution will aid the ministry of environment to improve personal hygiene among the Lagos public.