Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, has urged the people of the state to desist from defecating and urinating in the public to avert rapid spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The commissioner said this at a one-day “Train the Trainers” programme organised by the Ministry of Environment for health officers in all the 57 local government/LCDAs and scientific officers in the state civil service.

Bello, at a programme with the theme: “Creating an Army of Advocacy to curb Ebola Virus through Effective Enlightenment at the Grassroots,” explained that the state government had embarked on series of actions to control the spread since the announcement of the outbreak in Lagos State.

 

According to him, “In order to complement other efforts of government, the Ministry of the Environment has packaged educative programmes for Lagos residents starting with the “Train the Trainer” after which an army of these trained officials will embark on mass public enlightenment campaigns to markets, motor parks, schools in all the 57 Local Government Council Development Areas to create awareness on how to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease.” He pointed out that the state with a population of over 21 million inhabitants constituted by diverse tribes across the country was home for all.

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