Rotowa O. O.* and Adeleye O.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
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Water is essential for life, while sanitation is for dignity. Worldwide, Nigeria is second to India in term of open defecation, with an estimated population of 109 million open defecators. The rural areas currently lagged behind the urban areas in term of water and sanitation. A survey of two villages in the Ifedore Local Government of Ondo State, Nigeria was conducted, using 88 respondents selected through purposive sampling technique from Ikota and Aaye village cluster. Findings from the study revealed that sources of water are boreholes, wells and streams. On the other hand, most of the indigenes still practice open defecation, though some of them use water closet, pour flush toilet and variances of pit latrine as toilet. Most of them still expect the government to install and maintain facilities provided. It is suggested that demand driven and the bottom-top approach where the people first believe that water and sanitation prevent diseases and provide longevity be explored. It is believed that reinventing the services of sanitary officers (Wole Wole), will help in disseminating and enforcing proper hygienic practices.
Keywords: Water, Sanitation, Ifedore, Villages, Culture
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Rotowa O. O. and Adeleye O. 2021. Water and Sanitation Situation in Selected Villages in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology, 5(2), pp. 511-522. https://doi.org/10.36263/nijest.2021.02.0298