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Ekiti Flags off drone and motorized fumigation across the state

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The Ekiti State government has launched massive street fumigation across the 16 local government areas of the state with the use of drones and motorized fumigators, as part of efforts and measures to minimize the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Fayemi, represented by the Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Gbenga Agbeyo said this on Sunday while flagging off the programme, as the exercise is crucial to rid the state of the novel COVID-19.

Fayemi identified already covered areas in Ado Ekiti including COVID-19 prone areas like: Bank road – Fajuyi, Adebayo – Opopogboro and Fajuyi – Basiri – Iyin road.

Also, Dallimore Junction – Okeyinmi, Okesa – Ojumose -Post Office, Okeyinmi – New Garage – Ijigbo Roundabout and Post Office– Atikankan – Irona – Ijigbo Second roundabout and Mobile – Ajilosun – Ikere road will benefit from the exercise.

He said that all the local government headquarters will be touched as there’s need to be conscious to prevent community spread in a close society like Ekiti.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Osasona, said the fumigation exercise would not cease until the Coronavirus is totally ridden in Ekiti.

“The government enjoins Ekiti people to cooperate with the team as they would be moving around the remaining local governments to carrying out the fumigation exercise”.

The Director Environmental and Health Sanitation in the state, Mr. Tunde Balogun then urged to the state citizens to complement the government in the fight against virus by obeying the lockdown directive and other hygienic practices guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organisation.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

 

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