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Lagos, Julius Berger disinfect major roads, bus stops

The Lagos State Government is partnering with civil engineering contractors, Julius Berger Plc, to disinfect and fumigate public places in the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Dr Obafemi Hamzat
Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, said this in a statement in Lagos after the flag-off of the exercise at the Iddo Bustop over the weekend.

Bello said the partnership with Julius Berger Plc underscored the determination of the present administration to secure the lives of residents.

He explained that the state government would continue to adopt measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, especially through community transmission.

Bello commended Julius Berger for the provision of trucks and tankers with dispensers and chemicals to carry out the exercise.

The commissioner, who was represented by Director, Sanitation Services, Dr Hassan Sanuth, explained that the chemicals being used for the exercise involved a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and chlorine.

He listed the areas to be disinfected as Iddo Market-Costain-Oyingbo-Iponrin; Bode Thomas-Orile and its environs; Yaba, Jibowu, Maryland, Ojuelegba through to Ojota.

He listed the other areas to include Ikeja Under Bridge, Computer Village, Agidingbi Bustop, Grammar School and Ojodu Berger.

The commissioner added the exercise would also touch the Tafawa Balewa Square, Marina, CMS, Inner Marina, Tinubu Square, Glover Road, Sura Bustop, Upper Campos Bustop and Obalende Roundabout.

Bello said the exercise is scheduled to end by Monday, April 13, 2020.

He called on other well-meaning corporate organisations to also come forward and support the state to fight the pandemic as a matter of corporate social responsibility.

By Aisha Cole

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