By Adebayo Williams
The Lagos State government has said that it will kill rats in 465 markets in the state. The state’s Vector Control Programme has said that it will employ graduates from the College of Health Technology, LASCOHET, Yaba, to ensure the target is met.
Oluwasegun Benson, the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Phosgard Fumigants Nigeria Ltd., and the programme’s coordinator, disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos.
The state government established the programme to eliminate Lassa Fever virus transmitted to humans by killing rats especially in markets and public places in what is called ‘deratting’.
The coordinator spoke shortly after inspecting markets in Ijeh Barracks and Obalande in Eti-Osa Local Government and seven others in Ijora, Apapa Local Government.
Benson told Punch that Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had given his approval for automatic employment of 233 graduates of the college from 2012/2013 academic session with effect from July 2, 2016.