PHOTOS: Ekiti Govt Fumigates Markets, Public Places Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

An official of the Ekiti State Government fumigating markets and public places in the state capital against COVID-19 on April 4, 2020.


As part of the measures to check the spread of COVID-19, the Ekiti State Government has begun the fumigation of markets and other public places in the state.

Speaking to Channels Television on Saturday, the Commissioner of Environment, Gbenga Agbeyo, said the government will maximize all measures to ensure the state is safe.

“This is a preventive measure and the state government determined to spare no measure to combat this enemy of humanity because we see this as a necessity.

“We have been doing this for quite a while. We are still going to the State Secretariat so it’s going to take a while. Before we end today, we will visit the hospitals,” he said.

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Agbeyo, however, appealed to the people of the state to endure the pains that could accompany the lockdown period in the interest of safety.

The state has been under lockdown and curfew for a period 14 days which will expire on April 13.

The task force in charge assured that the exercise will be spread to schools, hospitals and other public places outside the state capital.

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Leaders Must Rise Above Personal Interests – Gov. Ambode

Lagos State, lekki free zoneNigeria’s present economic situation may still be biting hard, but the situation urgently requires elected leaders to put aside personal differences and interests and focus on delivering good governance to those they represent.

This charge was giving by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to participants of the ongoing maiden edition of the executive and legislative retreat in Lagos.

Governor Ambode said that the recession taking its toll on Nigerians is a wakeup call for leaders at all levels to come together for the purpose of rescuing the nation rather than seeing it as an opportunity to amass resources for selfish purposes.

The 3-day retreat had in attendance members of the executive and the legislature at the state and federal level.

Party leaders from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in the state were also part of it.

Delta Govt. Fumigates Market Against Lassa Fever

Delta, Market, Lassa Fever DiseaseThe Delta State Ministry of Environment has taken precautionary steps to prevent the spread of diseases such as the dreaded Lassa fever.

The State Commissioner for Environment, John Nani, explained that the deadly effects of these diseases on residents of the state necessitated proper fumigation of the environment.

Mr Nani was briefing reporters on Thursday at the busy Ogbeogonogo Market in Asaba, the Delta State capital in south-south Nigeria.

He was at the market to oversee a fumigation exercise which they tagged “operation kill the rats”, in order to take preventive measures against the spread of Lassa fever and other related diseases.

The Commissioner stated that making sure the environment was safe and clean from rats was a sure way to achieve a disease-free environment in the state.

He said that the fumigation exercise would be extended to other markets and dumpsites, while urging residents of the state not to drop the guard against the deadly disease.

The traders at the market commended the effort of the government in keeping their environment safe from deadly diseases.

The Lassa fever is an acute illness transmitted through contaminated food by rodents’ urine and excreta.