The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday said residents of the state who defecated openly in any part of the state would serve one-week non-custodial punishment or pay a N5,000 fine.
The House added that any person who deposited faeces in an open place was liable to punishment.
The Deputy Speaker, Muhammed Fadeyi, said in an interview with journalists that the punishment attached to open defecation was sequel to a bill sponsored in the Assembly.
Fadeyi, who represents Ona Ara State Constituency in the state House of Assembly, said when the bill, titled, ‘Oyo State Open Defecation Prohibition Bill 2020’ becomes law, open defecation in any part of the state would become prohibitive.
According to him, any person who owns a premises and refuses to provide toilet facilities within three months from the commencement of the bill, commits an offense and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for three months or will pay a fine of N50,000 or both.