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Governor? Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has emphasised the importance of personal and environmental hygiene to curb the spread of cholera in the state.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Sanwo-Olu made this call during his goodwill message at the 2024 Eid-el Kabir celebration held at the Government House in Alausa, Ikeja.

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The event, organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs, carried the theme: “Leveraging on the Gains of Hajj and Eid-el Kabir for Building a Better Society.”

Sanwo-Olu stressed the need for cleanliness, especially during the rainy season when flooding is prevalent.

“Cholera has started to raise its ugly head in our state and across the country. We must be very careful with our hygiene.

Let us make sure that our environment is clean. We must wash our hands regularly and listen to jingles on the media on how we can protect ourselves, and follow the procedure. Cleanliness is part of our religion and the will of the Almighty Allah; so, we must live in clean environments,” he said.

He also urged residents to live in peace and harmony irrespective of religious differences and to make necessary sacrifices for the betterment of their families, Lagos State, and the entire nation.

The First Lady, Mrs. Claudiana Sanwo-Olu, called for cooperation with the state government to ensure the delivery of the dividends of democracy. She also sought support in the fight against gender-based violence, sexual violence, and domestic violence, emphasizing the importance of proper enlightenment on the teachings of the Quran regarding these issues.

The celebration featured Quranic recitation, musical renditions, and prayers for Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu, Governor Sanwo-Olu, and Dr. Hamzat.