Wife of Senate President, Toyin Saraki has stated poor sanitation and hygiene kill Nigerians more annually than Boko Haram terrorists.
She also said the country loses $3.38 billion annually to poor sanitation condition adding that the $3.38 billion annual loss due to poor sanitation, constituted 0.9% per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products.
Mrs. Saraki stated this during a stakeholder meeting to celebrate this year’s World Water Day in Abuja.
Reports say that the programme was organised by an international nongovernmental organisation, WaterAid and Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND Foundation.
Mrs. Saraki also said she will be working with the World Bank on its campaign in Nigeria to end open defecation, which stands at 25 percent and posed a serious sanitary hazard to Nigerians.
Acccording to her, the organisation, Wellbeing Foundation Africa launched a water, sanitation and hygiene campaign when it discovered that Nigeria’s sanitation condition was getting worse.