– Bayelsa House Representative said the ‘floating toilet’ was built to meet the pressing needs of the women of the area
– She was reacting to criticisms from Nigerians who called it a shameful project
– The lawmaker built the toilets on one of the creeks of Amassoma so users can pass their faeces into the water
Bayelsa state House of Representatives member, Kate Owoko, who built a floating latrine for her people, has reacted to the outrage by Nigerians over the newly built toilets.
The roofed toilet, built with corrugated iron sheets was located on one of the creeks of Amassoma, with users made to pass their faeces into the water.
This sparked lot of outrage from Nigerians after the pictures of the said toilet was circulated online, with many people calling the projects ‘shameful’.
Kate in her reaction to the attacks said the toilet was built based on the pressing demand of the women of Okori-Ama and Oweidei-Ama of Amassoma, the town of late Bayelsa governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
Owoko on her Facebook page wrote: “These were the pressing (immediate) need from these women at the time. Due to the terrain of these said compounds, they were in grave need for such toilets to answer to the ‘call-of-nature’.
“Prior to today these women had to expose themselves to unsanitary conditions. Hence, requested particularly for such toilets from their representative.”
To buttress her story, she posted also the photograph of excited women at the commissioning of the floating latrine.
The reaction, from its tone, appeared to have been ghost-written for her.
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Meanwhile, the chief of defense staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, has been directed by members of the House of Representatives, to put a halt to the ongoing military invasion in Bayelsa state.
The lawmakers also directed Olonishakin to stop the attack on innocent civilians residing in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The lower legislative house gave the directive on Thursday, July 20, following the adoption of a motion by Hon. Frederick Agbedi (PDP-Bayelsa).
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video asking Nigerians if they would support a military take-over: