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In Celebration of 2016 World Toilet Day, Harpic Partners Lagos State Government on Toilet Hygiene & Improved Sanitation in Nigeria

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L-R: Managing Director, Rb West Africa, Mr Rahul Murgai; Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Engr. Adeyemi Saliu Abidemi And Representative Of Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser To The Governor On Environment At The 2016 World Toilet Day Celebration Held In Lagos In Partnership With Harpic

L-R: Managing Director, RB West Africa, Rahul Murgai; Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Engr. Adeyemi Saliu Abidemi and Representative Of Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser To The Governor On Environment at the 2016 World Toilet Day Celebration held in Lagos in partnership with Harpic.

According to the statistics by World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2015, approximately 2.4 billion people live in poor sanitation conditions and one in every 10 people have no choice but to defecate in the open. Nigeria ranks 5th in the world among countries where open defecation is still a major problem. Accordingly, a large number of women and children in Nigeria are exposed to the risk of contracting infections due to unhygienic and poor sanitary conditions.

L-R: Head, Marketing And Activation, Rb West Africa, Mrs Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi; Managing Director, Rb West Africa, Mr Rahul Murgai; Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Engr. Adeyemi Saliu Abidemi And Representative Of Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser To The Governor On Environment At The 2016 World Toilet Day Celebration.

L-R: Head, MarketingĀ and Activation, RB West Africa, Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi; Managing Director, RB West Africa, Ā Rahul Murgai; Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Engr. Adeyemi Saliu Abidemi And Representative Of Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser To The Governor On Environment At The 2016 World Toilet Day Celebration.

Harpic, Nigeriaā€™s No. 1 toilet cleaning brand from RB, has consistently championed the importance of good public hygiene, maintaining access to clean toilets and improve the general sanitation conditions in the larger interest of good public health. This year, Harpic has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment to upgrade the toilet facilities within Apapa LGA in Lagos state.

L-R: Head, Marketing And Activation, Rb West Africa, Mrs Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi; Managing Director, Rb West Africa, Mr Rahul Murgai; Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Engr. Adeyemi Saliu Abidemi, Representative Of Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser To The Governor On Environment And Sole Administrator, Apapa Iganmu Lcda, Mr Olumide Olayomi

L-R: Head, Marketing And Activation, RB West Africa, Ā Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi; Managing Director, RB West Africa, Rahul Murgai; Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Engr. Adeyemi Saliu Abidemi, Representative Of Lagos State Governor, Ā Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser To The Governor On Environment And Sole Administrator, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Ā Olumide Olayomi

Speaking at an event to commemorate the World Toilet day, Rahul Murgai, Managing Director, RB West Africa reinforced Harpicā€™s Vision and commitment in co-creating an eco-system to create scaled national awareness around the current national sanitation situation and core issues like open defecation that lead to diarrhea and other potential health issues. He further stated that individual and collective participation from like-minded players will strongly support the program and efforts of the Federal and State government in improving the general health, hygiene and sanitation conditions in Nigeria.

Managing Director, RB West Africa, Mr Rahul Murgai Speaking At The 2016 World Toilet Day Celebration

Managing Director, RB West Africa, Rahul Murgai Speaking at the 2016 World Toilet Day Celebration

Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, Lagos State Commissioner for Environment in his welcome address commended Harpic for their continued efforts and support in building a hygienic community and a healthy nation at large. Dr. Adejare stated that public awareness and the recent renovation of public toilets with support from Harpic is another step taken in the right direction. He encouraged greater partnership with the private and public sector to further accelerate their current efforts.

Harpic Brand Ambassador, Helen Paul, Head, Marketing And Activation, Rb West Africa, Mrs Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi And Managing Director, Rb West Africa, Mr Rahul Murgai.

Harpic Brand Ambassador, Helen Paul, Head, Marketing And Activation, RB West Africa, Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi And Managing Director, RB West Africa, Rahul Murgai.

Speaking further at the event, Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi Omotola, Marketing Manager Harpic, stated that Harpicā€™s toilet hygiene program in Nigeria is a scaled initiative across 16 cities and reaches over 1 million homes annually to educate consumers about the importance of good toilet hygiene, maintaining clean toilets in their homes to prevent illnesses and request for their larger societal support in bringing a behavioural change to tackle the menace of open defecation. She urged the residents of the Apapa community to ensure the renovated and upgraded toilet facilities are well utilized and that proper sanitary practices will definitely improve public health.

Present at the event were notable dignitaries from the Lagos State Government, Honourable Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Heads of Government agencies and key executives from RB, makers of world renowned health, hygiene and home brands such as Dettol, Mortein, Harpic, Airwick, Durex, Nurofen and Gaviscon etc.

Sole Administrator, Apapa Iganmu Lcda, Mr Olumide Olayomi Commissioning The Rehabilitated Public Toilet By Harpic In Apapa Lagos

Sole Administrator, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Olumide Olayomi Commissioning the Rehabilitated Public Toilet By Harpic In Apapa Lagos

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4 Comments

  1. yemite

    November 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    See nonsense they av turn Nigeria to,, market ur product don’t insult my great Country Nigeria. Nigeria is not on No 5 and it can never be predicted. How do u go abt ur statistic analysis ? Harpic pls don’t rubbish our Country. Imagine.

    • Sherlie Holmes

      November 21, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Lets face it…sanitation is a huge problem in Nigeria. We can’t be in denial about it. I’m glad they’re working on this issue.

  2. Anonymous

    November 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    @Yemite instead of you to prevail on your govt to do what is right; you are busy arguing the statistics that is not originated by Harpic – google is your friend, just check out the fact. You left out the part that says ‘Harpic is partnering with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment to upgrade the toilet facilities within Apapa LGA in Lagos state.’ Just try and be appreciative for once.

  3. yemite

    November 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Who be this? Lol lolzzz moron!!

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