The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu on Sunday called on states to enact bye-laws to ban open defecation in the country.

Adamu, who made the call at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said the call became necessary following continuous practice of open defecation in parts of the country.

He said that it was a matter for regret that Nigeria is the second largest country after India with over 66 million of its population defecating in the open.

According to him, when this law becomes operational, it will check the practice, fine offenders and also encourage people to construct and use their toilets.

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