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.
UGO'S TOUCH OF LIFE FOUNDATION,
Founded by the wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi recently constructed tippy taps for a primary school in the state to aid contactless hand washing. 😊@EnuguVoices @von_Bismack @utolf @UcheOkoyep @iykebufo @Ifechideere pic.twitter.com/veUtCHN60W
— Enugu Metropolitan Network (@The042Network) October 21, 2019
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.
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?
— Buchy Strategy (@Buchyogba) October 21, 2019
Tippy taps are makeshift hand-washing tool suited for emergency/rural context, where there is no running water and proper hand-washing station cannot be immediately deployed.
Its a temporal measure but sadly we are taking it to be a norm. #WASHTwitter.
— #LeaveNoOneBehind (@Temple_Oraeki) October 22, 2019
Wow!! Poor governance at its peak.. The people leading Nigerians have absolutely no respect for the populace. This is an insult to those children standing there
— Surayyah umm mahdi (@mrs_surayyah_am) October 22, 2019
Is this a punishment from the gods? How did we get to this point? Who did this to us? This is the hight cluelessness. Imagine the crop of leaders we have… This is stone age technology, so embarrassing
— Casmir Anyaegbu (@casy4change1) October 22, 2019
Who advises these people? In this 21st century we are suspending jerrycans for use as tap water? What happened to having a 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.
— ijeoma miriam (@ijeoma_miriam) October 22, 2019
If I may ask, ain't you ashamed to post this? The iwatch she wore will construct a borehole. That suspended keg is not up to N1,000. The banner used to make this shameful noise costs more than the shameful project
— S.O (@MistaSeun) October 22, 2019
Are we a joke to this people or something?? What kind of myopic mindset is this and I’m sure the governors wife must have seen better tho.. this is rigorous madness walahi 🤧🤧
— OPTIMUS PRIME (@_akubojoseph) October 22, 2019
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