Workers decry poor state of toilet facilities at Anambra secretariat
By Praise Necherem
Civil servants in Anambra state have decried the deplorable condition of the toilet facilities within the state secretariat, also known as Jerome Udoji secretariat. They explained that they have resorted to using the bushes within the premises due to non functionality of the conveniences.
They appealed to government to use the opportunity of the ongoing renovation of Jerome Udoji Secretariat to repair the toilet facilities for their convenience. The workers also called on government to make the boreholes in the secretariat functional by replacing the submersibles to enable water get to the toilets.
One of the civil servants, Mr Chinedu Okereke, who spoke to this paper, commended government for the ongoing renovation, but regretted the ugly situation of the facilities as a result of lack of water.
“Water does not run in any of the conveniences in the buildings, which had made the facility to be in bad shape,” he said.
Also speaking, Kanayochukwu Onuoha said many workers took advantage of the nearby bushes to ease themselves.
“Some of the civil servants run into the bushes to ease themselves whenever they want to answer the call of nature,” he said.
He applauded the state government for initiating the renovation work, saying it had given their offices a new look.
On his part, Johnmark Isionu, said it was worrisome that the workers in the state would be engaging in defecating in the bush at a time the world was campaigning against open defecation.
“It is regrettable that this time that the world is campaigning against open defecation, civil servants in Anambra state are still indulging in it,” he decried.
He, however, noted that the renovation was an indication that the government had the interest of the workers at heart.