FIRE SERVICE FUMIGATES SIX MARKETS IN ENUGU STATE
About six major markets and some strategic places in Enugu State have been decontaminated and fumiagated by the Enugu State Fire Service. Measure is to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic and other infectious diseases.
At the commencement of the exercise at Nsukka Local Government Area, the Chief Fire Officer, Enugu State Fire Service, Mr. Okwudili Ohaa, announced that the agency had decontaminated and fumigated Ogige Main Market, Isolation and Treatment Centre, University Market Road, all in Nsukka Local Government Area.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, last week directed the State Fire Service to commence decontamination and fumigation of the state as part of proactive safety measures against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. The exercise, supervised by the Governor himself with heads of security agencies in the state, was to ensure that the citizens were not exposed to the virus.
Addressing newsmen after the exercise at Nsukka, the Enugu State Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Okwudili Ohaa, said the agency had the mandate of the State Government to fumigatate all the major markets and public places to ensure that every part of the State was fully decontaminated against any diseases.
The Chief Fire Officer noted that the fumigation, which commenced last week from Ogbete Main Market, through Polo shopping mall, GRA and Old Artisan Market, Ogui, Awkwata, Abakpa, and Okpara Square, was also used as an opportunity to enlighten the people on the deadly viral disease and associated preventive measures.
He commended the State Government for providing all the necessary support that would enhance effective decontamination, fumigation and disinfection of the state. Mr. Ohaa promised that they would continue to discharge their duties professionally to the satisfaction of the public.
A cross section of Nsukka residents who spoke with Radio Nigeria, including the Chairman, Ogige Main Market, Nsukka, Mrs. Ngozi Ozioko, commended the State Government for remaining resolute to ensure that citizens were safe.
Meanwhile, the excercise has not been without challenges as most of the areas visited witnessed large presence of people with the Fire Service boss appealing to the residents to stay at home in compliance with the State government’s directives and observe other safety measures, aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus in the State.