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Monday, 24 August 2015

Sanitation - NMA Provides Free Medical Services to Sokoto Residents

Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto The Sokoto State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Sunday said it was poised to provide free medical services to all persons taking part in the sanitation exercise in the state.
Speaking with journalists in Sokoto, the Chairman of the association, Dr. Abdulgafar Jimoh, said this was part of the association's support towards ensuring the success of the state's sanitation exercise.

He emphasised that the programme would in no small measure improve on the health of the citizenry.
According to him, this would go a long in ensuring a clean environment thereby reducing the prevalence of diseases in the society.
"We wish to encourage the Tambuwal administration to maintain and sustain this public health initiative.
"This will go a long way in reducing communicable and vector-borne diseases like diarrhea and malaria which are among the major public health problems in our society.
"We wish to assure the state government of continous support in developing the health sector in the state because a clean environment is a necessary requirement for a healthy life," Jimoh said.
Meanwhile, at the commencement of the state's special environmental sanitation exercise last Saturday, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, announced that the top three cleanest neighbourhoods would get a reward of N1 million, N750,000 and N500,000 respectively.
He also announced that for the next four Saturdays, the state would observe the special sanitation exercise after which it will be held once every month.
Following the announcement of the incentive to give a combined sum of N2.3 million to the cleanest neighbourhoods in Sokoto, residents of towns and villages had trooped to the streets brandishing their brooms and using their shovels and other sanitation equipment to keep their surroundings clean.
The all-state environmental sanitation is the first of its kind ordered by the state government since the stoppage of the national environmental sanitation day by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in 1999.

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