Actress Stephanie Linus Appointed National OPS-WASH Ambassador by Minister of Water Resources

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The environmental organization is out to eradicate open defecation and improve proper hygiene practice in Nigeria.

Prominent Nigerian actress and movie producer Stephanie Linus has been appointed ambassador of National Organized Private Sector in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (OPS-WASH) by the minister or water resources, Suleiman H. Adamu.

The appointment was made known by the minister at a special decoration ceremony in Abuja, and confirmed by the movie star via her Instagram page.

OPS-WASH seeks to eradicate open defecation and improve proper hygiene practice in Nigeria.

“Good Morning Amazonians and Warlords, I have been appointed as National OPS-WASH Ambassador by the Honourable Minister of Water Resources,” she wrote while sharing photos from the ceremony.

In his address, Adamu charged Mrs. Linus to inspire behavioral change among Nigerians for people to take responsibility for their environment in her role as OPS-WASH Ambassador.

Linus has been charged to inspire behavioral change among Nigerians for people to take responsibility for their environment.

Stephanie, who is very passionate about the cause and happy to be an ambassador, pledged her full support to the campaign.

In her acceptance speech, she promised to use her role to challenge Nigerians to make good hygiene a culture, as well as inspire citizen participation and responsibility.

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Good Morning Amazonians and Warlords, I have been appointed as National OPS-WASH Ambassador by the Honourable Minister of Water Resources. -Details: In his address, Engr. Adamu charged Mrs Linus to inspire behavioral change among Nigerians for people to take responsibility for their environment in her role as OPS-WASH Ambassador. While applauding her efforts with the “Hygiene First  campaign, he also implored her and her team to map out different activities that would encourage environmental sustainability across the nation. Also present is Dr Nicholas Igwe who is the National coordinated for OPS-WASH. The premise of OPS-WASH is based on multi-stakeholder collaboration. He thus expressed excitement for the involvement of the entertainment industry in the WASH sector in creating behavioral change.  As the OPS- WASH Ambassador, Mrs Linus promised that she will use her role to challenge Nigerians to make good hygiene a culture, as well as inspire citizen participation and responsibility. This appointment comes as a public sector recognition of the Hygiene First campaign which she launched in May 2020. Picture Slide: Honourable Minster -Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, permanent secretary Min of Water Resources and Dr Nicolas Igwe ,National Coordinator OPS-WASH. #opswash #CleanNigeria #endodf #hygienefirst #endopendefecation #hygienefirstmynewhabit

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Linus’ new role is the highest form of recognition given by OPS-WASH to any member of the private sector.

Photo Credit: Instagram

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