Osogbo â€“ An expert in public health, Mr Monyinoluwa Segun, on Wednesday, said â€œit is a criminal offence for an individual to build a house without toilet facility.â€™â€™
He made the disclosure in a telephone interview.
He said â€œsewage disposal is very important. It is a criminal offence for anyone to build a house without toilet.â€™â€™
He, therefore, stressed the need for people to ensure the safety of the environment and control factors that could have adverse effects on people.
He added that â€œpeople must always be conscious of the purity of the water they use on daily basis, most especially in the kitchen.
â€œThis is because the kitchen is the engine room of the house.â€™â€™
He also stressed the need for people to always wash their hands before cooking, eating and after returning from hospitals, markets and toilets, among others.
Segun said it had been established by scientists that a gramme of excreta carried more than one million harmful bacteria, virus and parasites.
He, therefore, said â€œthe best way to avoid communicable diseases is by washing hands always.
â€œPeople must always remember to wash their hands after using the toilet and on return from office, hospital, market, among others.
â€œOur children must closely be monitored to ensure that they did not only wash their hands when they come back from school, but must continue to wash hands even while in school.
â€œSince we all agree that prevention is better than cure, it is always advisable to be conscious of some basic health rules instead of spending money in the hospital for cure.â€™â€™ (NAN)