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Lagos State Assembly seek ways to combat cholera

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The Lagos State Assembly has called on the relevant offices of the government to embark on massive enlightenment on the best ways to curtail the spread of cholera in the state.

The House also called for the activation of some sections of the State health law to combat the health emergency which is said to have spread across some local governments leading to the death of twenty-nine people as of Monday.

Speaker of the House, Chief Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the sitting, further called for investigation into the source of the bacterial disease outbreak to enable the government strategise better in its bid for a solution.

He supported the calls by his colleagues for the authorities to maintain water channels and ensure proper sewage systems.

Raising a motion on the matter earlier, the Chairman of the Health Committee of the House, Mr Lawal Musbau, moved that the government should urgently mobilise resources and personnel to combat the disease.

Among other demands, he said there was a need for the education of residents with emphasis on basic cleanliness while calling on sanitation officers to ensure they carry out their jobs effectively.

On their parts, Mr Sa’ad Olumoh and Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, urged that more attention should be on the provision of drinkable water to the residents of the state as this is one way to check the spread or reoccurrence of the disease.