A health hygiene firm, Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, has sensitised members of a rural community in Area J4, Omo Forest reserve in Ijebu area of Ogun State on the need for proper hand washing and the techniques that can be adopted for proper handwashing

Also, a statement by the organisation said as part of its effort to commemorate the Global Handwashing Day, it commissioned a solar-powered borehole for the community.

The General Manager of Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, Akbar Ali Shah, noted that the donation showcased the commitment of the firm in ensuring access to quality health and hygiene solutions was not exclusive of a few persons but a right that everyone enjoyed.

Shah said, “At Reckitt, we have a fight to make access to quality health and hygiene solutions a right, and not a privilege. Clean hands are critical for good hygiene, however, just as important is the access to clean water as the pivotal first step in the journey. In addition to providing clean water, providing education is also essential for the sustainability of good hygiene practices.”

“Dettol has been present in Nigeria for over 50 years, and through our communications, partnerships, and programs like the Dettol School Hygiene program, we have been raising awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap for overall well-being.

He continued, “Our impact also goes beyond the Area J4 Community in Ogun state, over the past 9 years we have reached over 10 million children and mothers around Nigeria with our hygiene education, and will continue to do so to achieve a cleaner and healthier nation.”

Representing the Ogun State Government to receive the donation, the Project Manager, Ogun State Forestry Plantation, Babatunde Adebosin, said,

“Previously, it is only when it rains, or at the stream, that we source water. Clean water is invaluable in promoting good hygiene and health, and this will go a long way in helping the community to be more hygienic,” he said.?



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