TotalEnergies Launches Nationwide Sanitation Initiative to Combat Open Defecation and Infectious Diseases in Nigeria

TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited has initiated a comprehensive campaign against open defecation and infectious diseases by embarking on the construction of hygiene and sanitation projects across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.

During the commissioning ceremony of a 10-Unit Solar Powered Hygiene and Sanitary facility at Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Enugu state, Mr. Matthieu Bouyer, the MD/CEO and country Chair of TotalEnergies, emphasized the critical importance of preventive healthcare in addressing health challenges. Represented by the acting general manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tonye Osifo, Bouyer highlighted the role of basic hygiene practices, such as handwashing and a sanitary environment, in safeguarding the public from infectious diseases like Ebola and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bouyer announced the organization’s commitment to extending the hygiene and sanitation projects to all six geo-political zones in Nigeria, recognizing the far-reaching impact of such initiatives in bolstering public health.

Dr. Almajiri Geidam, Chairman of the Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority Board, spoke on behalf of the project at the event. He described the initiative, which includes ten units of toilets, a borehole, perimeter fence, and other valuable components, as a significant step towards improving sanitation, particularly in the Southeast region. Dr. Geidam explained that the Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority manages an area with overlapping maritime boundary claims by Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.

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