Lassa Fever: Oorelope Caretaker Chairman Embarks On House-To-House Sensitization Campaign

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Henry Odeh

Following reported case of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria and particularly some states in the south west region of Nigeria, the caretaker chairman of Orelope local government, Honorable Adesola Yaqub popularly called TASOOLO has mobilized top officials of the local government and embarked on house to house sensitization campaign.

Hon Yaqub who went round some selected communities and markets at the local government on Wednesday in company of top council and environmental sanitation officials during the sensitization exercise stated that it was important to embark on the exercise within the prevailing circumstance in order to bring the message of proper environmental sanitation directly to the people at the grassroots.

The chairman said that most people at the rural area do not have access to digital information like those living in the city hence, the need for a community based sensitization campaign.

 

He added that one of the strategy adopted in the information dissemination was communication through local dialect with the local dwellers which according to him has yielded positive results as many women and young people voluntarily joined the campaign.

Sunrise Bulletin recall that the Oyo state government through the ministry of health has penultimate week placed all hospitals and the general public on red alert over the dreaded Lassa fever, the move by Orelope local government caretaker chairman, Honorable Adesola Yaqub is therefore, a complementary effort at the grassroots level which has widely gained commendations from the citizenry.

He however assured that the sensitization campaign would be a continuous exercise that the local government will periodically engage in, in order to entrench the culture of environmental sanitation at the grassroots.

TASOOLO as he is fondly called thanked the proactive approach taken by the state government under the leadership of governor Seyi Makinde in placing everyone on red alert and measures to be taken to prevent the disease from spreading into the state, adding that ignorance of the present realities over Lassa fever outbreak could have damning consequences.

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