Abimbola Fashola,Hajiya Folake Jimoh Boost Environmental Sanitation In Yaba.Feb 6th, 2010 | By Adenesi-Oki Nurudeen Bamidele | Category: COMMUNITY HEALTH, Lead Story, NEWS
The January 2010 edition of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Lagos State was exploited by both the wives of the Governor Of Lagos State and Chairman Of Yaba LCDA,Mrs. Abimbola Fashola and Hajiya Folake Jimoh to crusade for a cleaner,hygienic and neater environment.
The statewide exercise which focused its searchlight on Yaba saw the wife of the Governor, Mrs.Abimbola Fashola leading,Hajiya Folake Jimoh,the Executive Chairman Yaba LCDA,Hon.Jide Jimoh,council officials and other dignitaries in the cleaning exercise early.
As early 6.53am,the council Chairman Hon. Jide Jimoh has assembled members of the vital organs of his Government at Oyadiran by Sabo junction in anticipation of the arrival of the wife of the Governor.
Mrs.Abimbola Fashola promptly arrived in company of other notable dignitaries who formed the nucleus of the NGOs that took active part in the sanitation exercise,the team was received by the wife of the Chairman Yaba, Hajiya Folake Jimoh.
Mrs Fasholas knack for a neat environment,sense of diligence and zero tolerance for filth came to bare ,when she instantly set for work within the streets in and around Oyadiran estate.
Leading by example,the trio of Mrs.Fashola,Hajiya Jimoh and Hon.Jide Jimoh all got equipments ranging from rakes to shovel and were clearing drainage’s,gutters and sewage lines while also sensitizing residents to their civic responsibilities.
In some of the streets visited the good work of the Jide Jimoh administration could be attested in terms of compliance to the environmental laws of Lagos State,road construction and rehabilitation including some other developmental projects.
While commending the strides of the Jide Jimoh administration,Mrs.Fashola enjoined the residents to co-operate with the government in achieving a sustainable and just environment devoid of diseases and maladies. She also frowned at the attitudes of some residents who did not heed the civil call of joining others for the environmental exercise,she also counseled the dwellers of Oyadiran and Makoko where she visited stressing that the first line of a healthy living lies in adhering to the basic rules of hygiene,which is keeping the environment clean always.
The visit afforded the wife of the governor Mrs.Fashola to appreciate the extent of work done by the virile administration of Hon. Jide Jimoh and the enormity of challenges that lies ahead,Mrs.Fashola promised to convey some of the environmental challenges militating against the people of Yaba that requires the help of the State Government.
Other association and NGOs that participated in the environmental exercise includes the Cosmopolitan club,Environmental cleanliness advocacy,National Council for women society,Nigeria army officers wives,Police officers wife,National youths service corps,Foundation for Muslim women association,International women society,Medical women society,Nigeria girls guide,Association of lady pharmacists and Arewa women society.
In a post environmental media parley Mrs.Abimbola Fashola commended the pro active approach of the Yaba LCDA to the monthly cleaning exercise while also praising the CDAs and CDCs for a synergy with the government but insisted that the job of a cleaner Lagos is a continuous exercise that requires constant and an unwavering commitment.