• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 37, Pages: 1-13

Original Article

The Viability of Reuse as a Motivation for Sustainable Management of Faecal Waste in Ogun State, Nigeria


Objective: This study attempts to determine the extent to which faecal waste reuse in Ogun state, Nigeria, can be a viable strategy for sanitation enhancement and economic empowerment. Methods/Statistical analysis: It adopted a fourlevel multi-stage approach in arriving at 330 sample size for quantitative data, while qualitative data rather adopted the purposive approach in scoping down to 33 key informants. After editing, and screening for errors and outliers, the SPSS software (Version 22.0) was employed for descriptively analysis, and the qualitative data, which was obtained from keyinformants was related in order to make informed conclusions. Findings: The study shows that about 27.3% of households in the study area do not to have toilets, in line with earlier work of WHO that Nigeria is among such countries where at least one person in five cannot access improved sanitation services. Moreover, the dominance of the non-recovery means of faecal waste management (51.7%) seriously constrains any quest for resource recovery. Faecal waste is currently not being used in the study area, and most households would not be willing to sell faecal waste for reuse. This, of course, presently constrains faecal resource reuse potentials as being canvassed in existing literatures. Application/Improvements: The study recommends awareness-raising in respect of the diverse reuse opportunities of faecal waste to spinoff a paradigm shift that can encourage acquisition of capacity required to develop and maintain faecal waste reuse technological applications and management means that allow for easy recovery

Keywords: Faecal Waste, Management, Open-Defecation, Recovery, Reuse, Sustainable Sanitation


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