Cholera Prevention: Ondo Environmental Services Goes Tough On Unhygienic Practices

In a bid to prevent outbreak of cholera among residents of Ondo state, eighteen buildings have been closed by officials of the Environmental Services in Akure South Local Government for unhygienic practices.

Director of Environmental Services, Akure South Local Government Area, Mr. Ayo Bello, disclosed this in an interview with Positive FM, Akure.

Mr. Bello said the action to close the houses was part of the ongoing massive operations to sensitize residents on how to prevent cholera and other epidemics in the State Capital.

He said his office was also obtaining court order to close more houses for unhygienic practices, while some residents were charged to court for incessant violating environmental regulations despite several warnings.

Mr. Bello pointed out that the measures were aimed at preventing outbreak of cholera or any other epidemic in Akure South local government area in particular and the state in general.

The Director, who is also a former Ondo State President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria, said his men were also monitoring water and food premises to make sure that food that is displayed for human consumption is safe.

The Environmental Health Expert also urged the Ondo State Government to employ more Environmental Health Officers as the available ones were not adequate to properly perform their functions.

Leke Adegbite

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