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Cholera: FG urges Nigerians to make sure clear setting

The Federal Government has suggested Nigerians to imbibe good private and  environmental hygiene to curb the unfold of cholera within the nation.

The Permanent Secretary on the Ministry of Environment, Mahmud Kambari, mentioned this on Saturday at an occasion to commemorate the 2024 National Environmental Sanitation Day in Piwoyi, a suburb group within the Federal Capital Territory.

The National Environmental Sanitation Day is held on June 28 yearly to create satisfactory consciousness of the importance of private and environmental hygiene amongst Nigerians.

Kambari, who was represented by the Director of Pollution Control and Environmental Health within the ministry, Olubunmi Olusanya, mentioned the aim is to create consciousness among the many Nigerian populace on the significance of sanitation practices as a veritable technique of controlling and stopping communicable ailments.

He mentioned, “Currently within the nation, we’re confronted with the problem of a cholera outbreak as you all know is attributable to micro organism an infection, which is unfold by way of contaminated water or meals because of unhygienic practices.

“For us to stop this, we need to imbibe good environmental sanitation practices, for example, open defecation is one of the primary causes of cholera.”

He said that the federal government will proceed to accomplice with the group to make sure that the group is sufficiently clear.

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“Open defecation is one of the primary causes of cholera before. So, before we eat, we need to wash our hands so that we don’t transmit cholera disease into our bodies, we also need to cook our food thoroughly. If you practise good sanitation and hygienic practices, you will be free from diseases,” he added.

The consultant of the World Health Organisation, Dr Edwin Edeh, inspired landlords to construct bathrooms of their homes to advertise good hygiene.

“We want to encourage landlords here that when you build houses, make sure you have toilets so that people can use them, and I also encourage everyone in the community to wash their hands regularly,” he mentioned.

The consultant from Breakthrough Action Nigeria, Jonathan Duku emphasised the necessity for the group to maintain their setting clear.

“Mitigating environmental challenges will not only eradicate cholera but also Lassa fever. We all know that a dirty environment attracts rats that cause Lassa fever and with this team, we are encouraging every community member in Piwoyi to keep their environment clean,” Duku mentioned.

Meanwhile, the Etsu of Piwoyi group, Lazurus Bahago applauded the federal government and its companions for the notice marketing campaign.

He additionally promised to work along with his group to make sure the residents of the group imbibe good environmental sanitation practices.

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