The Lagos State Government said on Monday in Lagos that it had begun to seal off houses without standard toilets.
Mr Oluwatoyin Awosika, the Director of Public Enlightenment in the state’s Ministry of Information and Strategy, said the closure of the houses was to check “unwholesome practices” such as open defecation.
According to him, the government is also embarking on public enlightenment to educate residents on the dangers of open defecation.
“We would continue to educate people on the need to stop open defaecation.
“Again, you don’t blame some of these people for doing these things, so many houses don’t have toilets.
“So many houses don’t have bathrooms, so naturally, you find these people doing it outside.
“Government cannot take all landlords and start inspecting all the houses, but the Ministry of Health, “Wole, Wole’’ Inspection Officers, the houses they go and they find that there are no toilets, they seal them up.