As part of its activities to mark this year’s World Health Day, Health and Hygiene Company, Reckitt Benckiser, RB has partnered with the Ogun State Government on the “Clean Healthy Naija” campaign.  The initiative encompasses a number of steps geared towards awareness creation, education and behavioral change to achieve a cleaner and healthier Nigeria.  RB’s Senior Vice President for Africa, Mr. Ataur RashidSafdar who led the delegation on a courtesy visit to Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has explained that RB’s dream is to ensure a Nigeria where people are healthier and live better, saying that Ogun State is critical to the nation’s development because of its investment friendly climate and policies, which that can propel development of the state and the nation at large. RashidSafdar has said that the “Clean Healthy Naija” initiative was designed to reduce child mortality from preventable diseases like diarrhea and malaria in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals of 2030. The programme improves public health and sanitation towards ending menace of open defecation.  The Managing Director, Rahul Murgai has said that marking the 2017 World Health Day in Ogun State was paramount because the State remains the gateway to the nation and the West African sub-region. In addition to manufacturing investments, RB through its ‘Clean Naija’ programme is aimed at increasing the intensity of education and awareness among mothers and school children in Ogun state to drive a culture of good health and hygiene.  Governor Ibikunle Amosun has lauded RB for the initiative and reiterated commitment to providing safer environment that will guarantee robust and healthier lifestyle for Nigerians.

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