WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: PECAN, ROTARY CLUB FUMIGATE DRAINAGES IN EKATE AREA OF SURULERE IN LAGOS STATE AGAINST MOSQUITOS

21/08/22

DANIELS G. O

Members of the Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN) in partnership with Rotary Club of Gbagada on Saturday embarked on a fumigation Excercise to clean drainages at Owoseni Street in Ikate area Of Surulere, Lagos State against mosquitoes.

The exercise which was Part Of Activities to mark the 2022 World Mosquito Day, had as it’s theme: “No Mosquito, No Malaria”.

For Mr Kunle Williams, The National President of (PECAN) the event was unique in the sense that the association partnered with other organisations to tackle the menace of mosquitoes causing malaria in the community.

He said the question many people may be asking is why the celebration of World Mosquito Day?

He noted that the day was introduced as a mark of honour to the 1897 scientific discovery of a British Doctor by the name Sir Ronald Ross, who succeeded in revealing to the whole world that the female Anopheles mosquito was the cause of Malaria.

The PECAN President added that the discovery laid the foundation for scientists across the world to better understand the deadly role of mosquitoes in disease transmission and came up with effective innovative interventions.

He advised Nigerians to invest in prevention measures rather than curative measures which have been the previous measures adopted in tackling the menace of Malaria .
Saturday ‘s collaboration between PECAN and Rotary Club of Gbagada is the second in it’s series , The first time was on 25th of 2019 during the World Malaria Day .
PECAN is a professional body saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that our homes, workplaces, schools, shopping and recreational centres, are safe and hygienic for healthy living through the proper fumigation.

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***Every August 20 is designated by the World Health Organization ( WHO) to create awareness of human deaths being caused by mosquitoes worldwide and to allow the world to explore how the deaths can be eliminated or abated.

The Imaginative President of Rotary Club Gbagada, Mr Alozie Nsirimobi , District 9110 reiterated the group’s commitment to support activities that would continue improving the lives of the masses, While urging the residents to imbibe the habits of Cleaning . He added that environment Sanitation, disease prevention, Provision of Portable drinking water and treatment were among the major focus areas of the Rotary Club international.

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Representative of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA, Scientific Officer, Mrs Bosede Natufe, said Lagos would have been so clean if the residents stopped the illegal dumpling of refuse either in the drainages or streets.

Natufe commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for his passion in ensuring cleaner Lagos.
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