Owing to the Ekiti State government’s directive to checkmate open defacation, most landlords in major towns in the state have begun to construct toilets in their premises in compliance. Viewpoint Housing News gathered that, in Otun Ekiti, Ido Ekiti, Ikole Ekiti, Oye Ekiti and Ifaki Ekiti, among others in Ekiti North Senatorial District, many buildings were undergoing renovation to include toilets, including old structures, which before now, had no toilets or enough for the occupants.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi had in 2020, during the launch of World Toilet Day, vowed to end all forms of open defecation in the state by 2022.
A landlord in Ikole Ekiti, Mr Sina Ogunleye, said a disagreement with his neighbour on where to site a toilet in his building delayed its construction and added that having resolved the issue, he was now prepared to begin the project.
Mr Olufemi Omoniyi, a house owner in Ido Ekiti said he could not provide a toilet in his house earlier because, he didn’t have the money, “the cost of building a toilet in the house is high due of the swampy nature of the site”, he said.