Nigeria plans to end open defecation by 2025

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It's estimated that close to 50 million Nigerians have no access to toilet facilities and defecate in the open. And UNICEF estimates that each year, more than 100-thousand children under the age of five die due to diarrhea. 90 per cent of the deaths are directly attributed to unsafe water and sanitation. The Nigerian government says it plans to end open defecation by 2025 but that is not seeming likely. Here is CGTN's Deji Badmus with more on that story.

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Nigeria
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nigeria, defecation, toilets, diarrhea, disease