6th October, 2010
The Baale-elect of Ijagemo in Iba Local Council Area LCDA of Lagos State, Chief AbdulÂ Hakeem Babatunde Balogun, has warned residents of the community to take necessaryÂ precaution to prevent an outbreak of cholera in the area.
In a recent notice he sent to the residents, Balogun reminded them that every communityÂ should endeavour to prevent cholera in the town while noting that the disease wasÂ spreading like wildfire in about 11 states in Nigeria.
Balogun advised residents who had turned open spaces into toilets where they defecate toÂ desist from doing so in the overall interest of the community.
â€œI appeal to landlords and tenants to put an end to this uncivilised behaviour ofÂ throwing faeces in any available space. This is an open invitation to an outbreak ofÂ cholera,â€ Balogun said in the notice he printed and circulated in the community.
He counselled that flies from the faeces thrown into nearby bushes will eventuallyÂ transfer the human waste into the food residents wanted to eat on their dinning tables.
Balogun also advised Ijagemo residents to maintain high standard of hygiene to ensure aÂ healthy living and complement government’s efforts at preventing the outbreak of theÂ killer scourge.
He urged landlords and residents to keep their environment clean because their goodÂ health was of concern to him.