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BASEPA urges public toilet owners to adhere to approved designs

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By Ahmed Kaigama

The Director-General, Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), Dr Ibrahim Kabir, has urged the public toilets owners to adhere to the approved user-friendly toilets design or face sanctions.

Kabir gave the advice while interacting with newsmen on Tuesday in Bauchi.

He explained that the  government and stakeholders had adopted a user-centered public toilet designs for the state.

He said the government would not tolerate indiscriminate structures put in places as public toilets instead of the approved designs.

“BASEPA as an agency regulating activities of public toilets in the state will ensure strict adherence to the agreed user-friendly toilets designs for public convenience and hygiene,’’ he said.

He said that the user centered public toilet design was considered as user friendly for all gender and people with disabilities.

Kabir said that the agency would review and update the checklist for issuance of licence, operation permit, inspection and approval of all public toilets in the state.

The director-general appreciated WaterAid Nigeria and other stakeholders for their commitment, interventions and assiduous efforts to achieve the design process and its adoption for public toilets.

He said the agency would be monitoring all the design structures and plans for the construction of public toilets across the state.

Kabir called on the general public to support initiatives that protected and promoted public health.(NAN)  www.nannews.ng

Edited by Jacinta Nwachukwu and Chijioke Okoronkwo

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