Igbogbo/Baiyeku flags off campaign against cholera outbreak 

…Restates committed to health, safety of residents

CITIZENS COMPASSIgbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos State,on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, flagged off an advocacy programme against cholera outbreak in the area.

The Council Chairman, Olusesan Mayokun Dani popularly known as Builder Daini, led the advocacy targeting schools, markets, religious and residential areas among others.

The advocacy took place in all the government schools and markets across the five wards of the LCDA as the officials were splitted into five to cover all the areas.

The team visited all government schools and markets across the LCDA while engaging directly with students, teachers, traders, and the community at large to emphasise the importance of hygiene, clean water, and proper sanitation. 

Speaking, the Council Chairman said the event underscores the administration’s commitment to combating cholera at the grassroots. He said, “Our commitment to the health and safety of our community is very important. The cholera advocacy awareness campaign is a testament to our proactive approach in addressing public health challenges.

“By educating our residents, providing necessary resources, and fostering collaborations, we aim to create a healthier and more resilient Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA.

“Together we can prevent cholera and protect our loved ones from its devastating effects.”

He urged residents to actively participate in the awareness programmes and adhere to the preventive measures outlined during the sensitisation stating that the cooperation of the people is crucial in ensuring the success of this initiative and safeguarding the health of our community.

Recently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, (NCDC), said that Lagos State was at the centre of a significant cholera outbreak in Nigeria with a total number of 113 reported cases within a week.

The latest data via the NCDC website stated that as of week 25, Lagos state registered 104 new cases out of the country’s total of 113 reported cases for the week.

Cholera is a severe diarrhoea illness caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

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