The Lagos State Government has dedicated the August sanitation exercise to the prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease. The government said the exercise, which would hold on Saturday between 7am and 10am, would be used for demonstration of preventive measures to curb the spread of the disease. The Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, said the state government would continue to be in the forefront of the campaign for a healthier and sustainable environment.
He said, “Over the years, the present administration in the state has continued to educate Lagosians to desist from unhygienic acts like open urination and open defecation. We have also urged our citizens to clean the environment and adopt proper waste management habit. “Now that we have the Ebola Virus Disease in the state, this is a wake-up call for all Lagosians to desist from unhygienic acts that can spread the disease.” The commissioner said the ministry, during the sanitation, would demonstrate some preventive steps and ways to prevent spread of the disease.