By Ibrahim Oke

AS a means to combat malaria, Muslim youths under the aegis of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Ejigbo Central Branch have embarked on fumigation exercise.

The Muslim youths, led by the Amir of MSSN Ejigbo Central Branch, Okejaiye AbdulQudus, fumigated the environment in line with monthly environmental sanitation in Lagos State on Saturday.

During the fumigation, they cleaned and cleared a drainage and also sensitised the community members on measures to take to reduce malaria infection.

The iWitness NG reports that the fumigation exercise against malaria parasites commenced by 7:30am at Apana Street Ejigbo and came to a halt by 9:30am at Wjigbo Central Masjid.

Speaking after the sanitation, AbdulQudus hoped that people of the community would embrace cleanliness.

He identified stagnant water in drainages and dirty water kept in houses as causes of malaria agents.

“They should do away with dirty water and also clean up their drainages. They should not wait for the last Saturday cleaning before they can engage themselves in tidiness of the environ,” he added.

Speaking on the theme of service, ‘cleanliness; the major panacea’, he reinstated that much of the disease present today were due to lackadaisical attitude to cleanliness.

Meanwhile,the residents of community were elated and full of prayers.

They challenged local government authorities to provide a good drainage system.

Some of them faulted the negligence of some landlords and tenants towards the environmental service.

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