Monica Ugwuany, wife of Enugu state governor, has come under intense criticism for constructing tippy taps for pupils of Amechi Primary School, an institution situated in Awkunanaw community of Enugu South LGA.


Tippy taps are cost-effective devices for handwashing where a container with a small hole near the cap is filled with water and tipped with a stick.

Following that only the soap is touched with the hands, the device is considered to be very hygienic.

The first lady, in a number of photos making the rounds on social media, can be seen teaching the pupils how to use the tippy tap in a commissioning event which held on Tuesday to mark the Global Handwashing Day.


The project was spearheaded by UGO’s Touch of Life, a foundation created by the governor’s wife, to aid contactless handwashing.

Some Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platforms to register their annoyance and also indict the first lady for not doing enough for the children.

“A foundation founded by the wife of Enugu State Governor recently constructed tippy taps for local primary school in the state to aid the practice of hand washing. Who did we offend?,” said Gwen Divy Ifeson.


“I don’t understand this ‘technology’ Why are we under this bondage of poor leadership in South East? I thought I have seen it all. Why is the wife of the Governor disgracing the husband publicly?” a Twitter user wrote.

“Who advises these people? In this 21st century, we are suspending jerrycans for use as tap water? What happened to having proper water and running tap for these kids? Monica Ugwuanyi, you cannot call a press conference for this nonsense. Change your advisers they are incompetent,” another user registered.

Here’s what other Nigerians had to say.

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