Cholera outbreak: Ogun state government issues out precautionary measures

The Ogun State Government has announced certain precautionary measures to residents to prevent any possible outbreak in the state, following the recent cholera outbreak in the 30 states of the country, including neighbouring Lagos, and considering the Eid-el-kabir festivities

Penpushing reports that Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Media and Strategy, Hon. Kayode Akinmade made this known in a statement on Saturday explaining that the Governor is seriously concerned about the development and the need to protect the people in the State, considering the proximity of Ogun to Lagos and the degree of interactions between the two states.

Lush Arena

The statement added that precautionary measures, including the following have been put in place that all houses must have toilets, each house without a toilet should identify a room to be converted to a toilet and residents are given three to six months of grace for compliance.

Penpushing further reports that other measures are that all petrol stations must have functional public toilets with running water as part of their corporate social responsibilities, all garages and parks must have functional toilets with running water.

The precautionary measure also stated that all markets must have functional public toilets with running water, mechanic villages must have functional toilet with running water and all schools (public and private) should have public toilets with running water.

Penpushing also reports that the statement emphasized that in addition to those measures, residents of the state were also advised to take the following measures as a way of galvanising themselves against the disease.

‘Drink safe water that is boiled or chlorinated; wash your hands with soap and water after visiting the toilet and before handling food; wash fruits and vegetables properly with safe water before eating and for preparing food; cook food properly. Buy and eat only hot food; use water from reliable sources, among other precautions.”

Penpushing reports that the statement added that the Ministry of Environment would see to the strict compliance of all the measures as violators would be made to face the wrath of law accordingly.

FOOTNOTE: You want to share story with us? You want to advertise with us? You need publicity for product, or service, or   event? Contact us on WhatsApp +2348073463653 or email [email protected]




Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button