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Lagos hawkers issued with quit notice over Lassa fever

26 January 2016, 07:47

Abuja - Hawkers and street traders in Lagos were issued a quit notice by the Lagos State Government yesterday, Vanguard has reported.

Babatunde Adejare, Commissioner for Environment in the State, issued the warning under the auspices that the measure was necessary in light of the recent outbreak plaguing certain parts of the country.

According to Adejare, street traders were adding to the state of degradation in Lagos streets, showing blatant disregard for extant laws.

Also read: Tensions rise over death of 2 Lassa fever patients in Asaba

A directive has since been given to Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), along with assistance law agencies, to clamp down on violators of environmental laws within the state.

Adejare also advised residents experiencing headaches, sore throats, coughing, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, along with abdominal pain, to seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Read more at Vanguard

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