The Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), Lagos
State chapter, on Monday, said that it killed no fewer than 4,400 rats
at six major markets in the state under its de-rat market programme.
Its president, Mr Samuel Akingbehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) that his association carried out the exercise at Onigongbo,
Oshodi, Oke-Odo, Ikotun Idanwo, Ojuwoye and Mile 12 markets.
He said that de-rating the markets was part of the association’s efforts to curb the spread of Lassa fever in the state.
“The exercise is strategic in our efforts toward the prevention of communicable diseases,” he said.
@NGLatest readers, do you believe these stats?