Lagos State Begins Massive Public Fumigation Against Lassa Fever

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The Lagos State Government has announced a massive fumigation of public spaces within the state to combat the spread of Lassa Fever.

According to the state government, the exercise is billed to commence, today, Friday the 13th and run for 8 weeks.

According to the state commissioner of Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the plan is to fumigate 27 model colleges alongside their hostels, abattoirs, slaughter houses, Agricultural produce markets and regular markets.

The exercise which is expected to end on the 7th of May is aimed at controlling the spread of Lassa Fever by reducing the rat population in the state.

The Agric Commissioner stated that government was taking proactive measures to improve the general public hygiene of Lagos state.

He therefore urged residents to exterminate rats and rodents from their homes by taking proactive measures to discourage rats from moving in.

He also encouraged residents to store raw food in rat proof containers, dispose of garbage properly and far from their homes and maintain a culture of cleanliness within their homes.

The model colleges to be fumigated against Lassa Fever include:

Lagos State Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Meiran
-Lagos Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Igbookuta
-Civil Service Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Igbogbo
-Oriwu Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Ikorodu
-Girls’ Junior Model College, Agunfoye, Igbogbo
-Government Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Owutu, Ikorodu
-Eva-Adelaja Memorial Senior and Junior Secondary Schools, Bariga
-Lagos State Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Badore
-Lagos State Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Igbonla
-Lagos State Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Agbowa-Ikosi
-Government Senior and Junior Colleges, Ketu-Epe
-Lagos State Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Kankon, Badagry
-Lagos State Senior and Junior Model Colleges, Ojo
-Badagry Senior and Junior Grammar Schools, Badagry.

The regular and Agric produce markets listed include:
Agboju Market

-Afolabi-Ege Market, Iyana- Iba

-Agbalata Market, Badagry

-Ikoga Market, Badagry

-Alayabiagba Market, Ajegunle

-Mile 12 Market

-Ketu Market

-Sabo Market, Ikorodu

-Ejina Market, Ikorodu

-Flower Market, Odogunyan

-Ito-Okin Market

-Ayetoro Market, Epe

-Ebute Chief Market, Epe

-Mojoda Market, Epe

-Pobo Market, Poka, Epe

-Sura Market, Lagos Island

-Oke-Arin Market, Lagos Island

-Ajah Market

-Sangotedo Market

-Eleko Market

-Oyingbo Market

-Idera Market, Agege

-Ile-Epo Market

-Ogo-Oluwa Market, Arena, Oshodi

-Onitire Market, Itire

-Ogba Sunday Market

-Alade Market, Ikeja

-Ojuwoye Market, Mushin.

Nigeria has been battling the Lassa Fever scourge since the second half of 2019 with cases spread across Lagos, Ondo, Edo and Benue States.

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