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Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochepke demonstrating handwashing with Soap in Abuja yesterday

Nigerian Government engages 250,000 students to promote hand-washing

      By Wale Elekolusi

Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day yesterday, with the Minister of Water Resource, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe assuring that Government will ‘scale up awareness on proper hygiene and sanitation behavior to attain the desired state of well-being and development’.

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Noting  research has shown that hand washing with soap  reduces infection to diarrhea among  children, Ochekpe announced the engagement of  250,000 pupils from about 100 selected schools in Federal Capital Territory and other states as ‘agents of change’  to spread the message of continuous hand washing behavior in Nigeria.

 

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