NYSC Tasks Gombe Residents On Hygiene

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Gombe State, on Saturday, tasked residents of the state to ensure proper sanitation and hygiene to stem the spread of diseases in the state.


The State’s Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Ada Imoni, gave the charge in Pantami, Gombe, before the commencement of the scheme’s first quarter National Environmental Sanitation observed in Gombe State.


Imoni said it was observed from reports recorded during the scheme’s Health initiative for rural dwellers that most ailments recorded and treated by the corps medical personnel had direct relationship with poor sanitation and hygiene.

According to her, this necessitated the quarterly exercise by the scheme to help reduce such ailments, especially in rural areas while imbibing the culture of sanitation amongst residents.

The Gombe State NYSC boss called on corps members, staff and residents of Gombe to take the programme seriously, adding that, “NYSC will not rest on its oars until the state is kept clean.

“It is not enough to clean the nooks and crannies of Gombe State; members of the community must play their part by partaking in routine sanitation of their homes and environs.

“Remember, cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
Imoni maintained that in order to achieve the objectives of the exercise, every member of the community must be mobilised to participate, which according to her, will be accompanied with sensitisation.

On his part, the District Head of Pantami, Alhaji Yakubu Abdullahi, commended managers of the scheme for the initiative and called for its sustenance.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that corps members were deployed to several streets to clean drains, sweep streets, while also sensitising some residents on sanitation measures. (NAN)

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