The Nasarawa State Government has called on residents of the state to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to avoid being infected with infectious diseases such as Coronavirus (COVID 19), Lassa fever among others.
Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim made the call on Saturday in Lafia, while addressing newsmen after the February environmental sanitation exercise in the state.
He urged the public to keep their surroundings clean and regularly wash their hands with soap and water as well as using hand sanitisers.
The commissioner also threatened that the government would henceforth, hold residents responsible for the blockage of drainage within their areas.
“If we discover that drainage in front of your house or shop is blocked, we will hold you accountable.
“So, you must not dump refuge in the drainage in front of your house or shop and do not allow anybody to do so because we will hold you responsible once we discover it is blocked,” the commissioner added.
He expressed delight with the level of compliance with sanitation exercise, adding however, that the government would strengthen the capacity of the inspectors to enhance efficiency.
The commissioner said that over 100 people were apprehended and prosecuted by Mobile Courts across the state for violating the sanitation laws.
Commissioner of Health in the state, Ahmed Yahaya had on Friday, announced that a response team had been set up to check the outbreak of COVID-19 and curtail its spread in the state.
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