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Hand Washing Day: Osun Constructs Boreholes, Toilets In 300 Schools

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Hand Washing Day

As part of efforts to maintain a healthy handwashing in schools, the Osun Government has constructed boreholes and sanitary toilets in 300 elementary and middle public schools in the state.

Alhaji Olaposi Adiatu, General Manager, Osun Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation Agency (RUWESA), made the disclosure at a news conference to mark the Handwashing Day in Osogbo on Monday.

Adiatu, who noted that handwashing with soap was one of the effective ways to prevent diseases, said the agency had also embarked on regular training of teachers and pupils on handwashing in 170 focus schools across the state.

He said that hygiene promotion trainings for Water Sanitation and Hygiene Committee (WASHCOM) in all the focus communities were also vigorously embarked upon by RUWESA.

Adiatu also said that government provided handwashing facilities in schools and public places to encourage handwashing.

He said intensive handwashing campaigns in schools, inculcated regular effective handwashing culture among pupils, was also part of the programmes to celebrate the 2018 Handwashing Day.

“Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

“Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.

“Good handwashing is the first line of defence against the spread of many illnesses – from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis , bronchiolitis , the flu, hepatitis A, and many types of diarrhea, among others,’’ Adiatu said.

He, however, commended Gov. Rauf Aregbesola for creating enabling environment for stakeholders in promoting the benefits of handwashing in the state.

Global handwashing is celebrated on Oct. 15 each year.

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Tuesday cautioned oil marketers against distorting the approved pump price of petrol.

PPPRA secretary Abdulkadir Saidu says the agency is in charge of fixing the price of white petroleum products – petrol and kerosene, the approved cost of PMS at retail filling stations has not changed beyond N145 per litre.

Saidu has also advised oil marketers to ensure that there was no price distortion in their respective retail outlets, adding that PPPRA would continue to carry out its oversight function of monitoring depots and filling stations across the country.

He said this would ensure strict adherence to the regulated price and stop other forms of fraudulent practices at retail outlets.

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

The president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Professor Olukunle Iyanda, has called for the disclosure of remunerations of political leaders in the country.

He frowned on the refusal of national assembly members to reveal their salaries and allowances.

Speaking at the nim’s continuing learning and development programme in Abuja, Iyanda accused politicians of elevating themselves above service to the nation.

Iyanda lamented that Nigerian lawmakers are the highest paid in the world; yet, Nigeria is not among the top 10 richest nations.  He said they should not earn more than Federal Permanent Secretaries.

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

The Gombe state government has confirmed the deaths of four Lassa fever patients from the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

Acting state epidemiologist, Nuhu Bille, has advised members of the public to imbibe the culture of reporting cases of fever to hospitals for adequate action and treatment.

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