Special Assistant Special Duties to Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Hon. Lisa Asugha Ayalla, has described the monthly clean up exercise as a simple but very effective way of checking spread of contagious and infectious diseases harmful to human beings.
Hon. Asugha Ayalla who, made this observation in Owerri, shortly after participating in the February sanitation exercise also added that the governor’s timely introduction and committed resolve to ensure the exercise is religiously observed in the last Saturday of every month has helped in reawakening the consciousness of the people toward keeping the environment clean stressing that the new thinking would go a long way in keeping the state free from ravages of epidemics like Lassa fever, Cholera and dihorrea
According to her, the importance of a clean and healthy environment can never be over emphasized in view of the known fact that disease bearing insects and organisms live and survive mostly in squalid conditions where they breed and subsequently attack and transfer diseases to human beings.
She disclosed that the simple routine of environmental cleanliness which is basically the act of keeping our houses and surrounding clean in addition to other simple hygiene procedures like regular hand washing and brushing of teeth, protection of food and food items though normal routine activities are critical practices which even the United Nations UN advise people to imbibe to be free of diseases and germs.
Hon. Asugha Ayalla harped on the need for the people of the state to join hands with government in the fight against littering the environment with filth and refuse which she said bring about environmental degradation and climatic problems that threaten the present and the future.
Continuing, she lauded Gov. Okorocha for giving the monthly clean-up priority attention as the exercise is strictly monitored and refuse collected promptly evacuated.
Nothing that the state capital has been cleaned up by the present administration the Special Duties Aide predicted that in no distant time the capital would bounce back as the cleanest capital in the country even as she called on the people of the state to join hands with government to make this a reality .