More than 120 million Nigerians lack access to decent toilets in their homes, despite solid progress made by the government and stakeholders in reaching people with water, according to a report on Monday.

Fewer than three in 10 people currently have a decent toilet in the West African country, said WaterAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organization, in the report on its official website as the World Toilet Day is marked on Nov. 19 to draw attention on sanitation crisis.

The report said Nigeria has a big task ahead of it to install the right sanitation systems.

“We are working with the government as it renews its efforts to reach the people who are most in need of these essential services,” the report said, with a view of ensuring everyone, everywhere had access to potable water and decent toilets by 2030.

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with a population of nearly 200 million, according to the National Population Commission.

The WaterAid Nigeria report said that it was simply not right that 62 million children in Nigeria do not have access to decent toilets at home and that 52 percent of schools do not have basic sanitation.

Hence, children were being dangerously exposed to illnesses that could kill them, the report added.

On Nov. 8, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched a national action plan for the revitalization of water supply, sanitation, and the hygiene sector, calling on governments at all levels to give water supply and sanitation the required attention.

According to data from the Nigerian government, access to piped water services, which was 32 percent in 1990, declined to 7 percent as of 2015, while access to improved sanitation decreased from 38 percent in 1990 to 29 percent in 2015. Enditem

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