Lagos Partners Julius Berger to Disinfect Public Places
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Lagos State Government has announced a partnership with Julius Berger Plc for the disinfection and fumigation of public places in the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
This was made known by the state’s 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 Iddo Bus Stop over the weekend.
Mr Bello said the partnership with Julius Berger Plc, a construction company, was in line with the state’s determination of the Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to secure the lives of residents.
He explained that the state government would continue to adopt measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state, especially through community transmission.
Mr 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, Mr Hassan Sanuth, explained that the chemicals being used for the exercise was 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 gave the other areas as Ikeja Under Bridge, Computer Village, Agidingbi Bus stop, 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 Bus stop, Upper Campos Bus stop and Obalende Roundabout.
The commissioner further said the exercise had been scheduled to run till Monday, April 13.
He used the opportunity to call upon other well meaning corporate organisations to join hands and support the state to fight the pandemic as a matter of corporate social responsibility.
Out of 19 states with reported coronavirus cases, Lagos State has the highest number with 176 cases.