Ogun implements measures to prevent cholera outbreak

Governor Abiodun

Governor Dap Abiodun of Ogun State

The Ogun State Government has announced precautionary measures to prevent cholera outbreak, following similar incidents in several other states.

Mr. Kayode Akinmade, Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Media and Strategy, emphasized the governor’s serious concern about the situation.

“We must take action to protect our residents, especially given our proximity to Lagos and the interactions between the two states,” Akinmade stated.

He noted that these precautions were particularly important as the Sallah holiday approaches.

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The measures include a mandate that all houses must have toilets and that any house lacking a toilet must convert a room into one, with a compliance period of three to six months.

He said all petrol stations, garages, parks, markets, and mechanic villages were required to have functional public toilets with running water, saying both public and private schools must also ensure they have toilets with running water.

“Residents are advised to drink only safe water, either boiled or chlorinated, and to practice proper hand-washing with soap after using the toilet and before handling food. Thorough washing of fruits and vegetables with safe water is also recommended,” he said.

Akinmade assured that the Ministry of Environment would enforce these measures strictly, and that violators would face legal consequences.

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