Anambra market chairman fumigates market against cholera, other diseases


By Julie Sylvia

In his bid to queue into the healthy living program which is one of the State government’s initiatives, the chairman of New Auto Sp
are Parts market, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Stephen Oforleh, Sunday, fumigated the market against cholera and other diseases outbreak.

Speaking prior to kick off of the fumigation exercise, Chief Oforleh disclosed that the directive to fumigate the market came from the Special Adviser, SPAD, to Governor Charles Soludo on Trade and Markets, Chief Evarist Uba, through the President General, PG, of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders’ Association, ASMATA, Chief Humphrey Anuna.

“They directed that we should negotiate with the veterinary services from the State Ministry of Agriculture to fumigate the markets due to these incessant diseases like cholera that is around the corner.

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“The government in her wisdom found it necessary that not only markets but other facilities like hospitals, schools, churches etc, should be also fumigated in order to wipe out those diseases both airborne and others.

“My person being so conscious about health, we are fortunate enough that this exercise is kicking off from our market today,” he stated.

Speaking further, he lauded the State government for having the interest of the traders in her heart, stating that the present administration led by Governor Soludo is very concern about the citizens and their health condition adding that, “When you are healthy, you can do your business comfortably”.

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According to him, the government has played her role by approving the fumigation exercise stating that the negotiation with the veterinarian was not much for it to take place.

Speaking, the Environmental Scientist (Veterinarian) Dr Chinedu Amuta, stated that they have all the equipments required for the exercise that include chemicals to tackle viruses in the air, fungi, bacteria which goes right inside the air to attack any kind of fungi, bacterias and viruses.

“Also the ones for insecticide like snake, cockroaches, mosquitoes etc, which most times bring malaria and other illnesses.

“This time we have diseases caused by rats to man, they are the zoonatic ones, but we can control them, while we spread the chemicals for viruses, we spread insecticides too.

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Amuta who is the chairman of Registered Association of Nigerian Determinators and Agro Chemical Dealers In Nigeria, advised people to be very serious with the exercise saying that it is not all about the markets and facilities in the State as cholera is actually bringing a lot of waves in the air now, that people should be conscious of their health.

He pointed out that most of these pesticides, if not rightly managed, can cause diseases of their own and advised people to ensure that a professional from a registered organisation is engaged in controlling pests for them.

The environmental after the exercise issued a certificate of job completion to the market Chairman.

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