Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said A law to end open defecation is on the way. He said that there is going to be an Executive Order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to back the law.
Adamu explained that the law would not coarse Nigerians but promote behavioural change in hygiene promotion aimed at curbing the menace of open defecation.
Adamu, during a press briefing on Friday in Abuja, said that Nigeria presently ranked number one on countries practicing open defecation, as over 47 million citizens indulge in the practice. HE said that the menace currently dents the image of the country before the international community.
AWAY FROM THAT – The Supreme Court has said all allegations raised by the People’s Democratic Party – PDP and Atiku Abubakar, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23 presidential election were unproven.
Abukakar, a former Vice President, who contested the election against claimed he won the election.
Justice Inyang Okoro said this while giving reasons why the apex court on October 30 dismissed the appellants’ appeal that challenged the judgment of the presidential tribunal. Okoro, who provided the definitive reasons by seven-man panel of justices, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad also held that “the appeal lacked any scintilla of merit and therefore needed to be dismissed.
MEANWHILE – An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission not to remove the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, David Lyon, from the ballot, to enable him participate in the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State slated for Saturday.
The court gave the order following an ex parte motion filed by counsel for the Bayelsa State governorship candidate, David Lyon on November 14, 2019.