By Enyichukwu Enemanna
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has commended Nigeria’s Real Madrid football star defender, David Alaba for donating an ultra-modern bio-degradable toilet facility in Ogere Remo community in Ogun State through his foundation.
Dabiri-Erewa who lauded this gesture in her Twitter handle, said it will serve as a support to Federal Government of Nigeria’s initiative to end open defecation.
She also revealed that the former Bayern Munich player is planning a football training centre in Nigeria.
“A big thanks for the facility donated by the David Alaba Foundation at Kara Market, Ogere Remo, Ogun State to support FGNs move to end open defecation.David is also planning a football training centre in Nigeria,” she wrote on Twitter.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State while also praising David Alaba Foundation for the kind gesture, described it as a new dimension in community development and individual efforts towards a better society.
Represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Olufemi Ilori-Oduntan at the project commissioning, Gov. Abiodun appealed to the people of Ogun State to always incorporate toilets into their building plans.
He pledged the state government’s resolve to maintain toilets in public places such as parks and markets.
Also at the commissioning, Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, called for more private sector involvement and support in its quest to end Open Defecation in Nigeria.
Adamu said this in a statement issued by Funmi Imuetinyan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
Adamu reaffirmed that Clean Nigeria Campaign aims at mobilising high-level political support, resources and the entire populace towards building a new culture of safe sanitation by aggressively mobilising the entire country towards ending the practice of open defecation by 2025.