Eid-il-Adha: EPWA Urge High Hygiene Standards Amid Cholera Outbreak.

As the Eid-il-Adha celebrations are held today, kakalistiq.com reports that the President of the Epe Professional Women Association (EPWA), Mrs. Opeoluwa Balogun, along with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)of Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Professor Basirat Oladipupo, and community leader Alhaja Rasakat Tobun, are calling on women to uphold strict hygiene practices to combat the deadly cholera outbreak in Lagos State.

Mrs Opeoluwa Balogun

In a phone interview on Saturday, the influential Amazons emphasized the critical role of women in maintaining household hygiene and safeguarding their families’ health during the festive season.

Professor Basirat Oladipupo

“With the festive activities of Eid-il-Adha, it is imperative that we, as women, take proactive steps to ensure cleanliness and prevent the spread of cholera,” Mrs. Balogun stated. “Simple measures such as boiling water before use, properly washing hands with soap, and ensuring the cleanliness of food and cooking utensils can save lives.”

Alhaja Rasakat Tobun

Professor Oladipupo echoed these sentiments, highlighting the importance of education and awareness in combating the outbreak. “Knowledge is our most powerful tool in this fight against cholera. We must educate our communities about the symptoms and prevention methods. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that this celebration does not turn into a tragedy.”

The recent cholera outbreak in Lagos has raised alarms, with health officials reporting numerous cases across the state. Contaminated water and food are the primary sources of infection, making hygiene practices more crucial than ever.

Alhaja Tobun added a personal appeal to women in the community, urging them to lead by example. “As mothers, sisters, and daughters, we have the power to influence those around us. Let us use this influence to promote hygiene and protect our loved ones. By staying vigilant, we can enjoy the festivities safely and healthily.”

“Cholera is a preventable disease,” Mrs. Balogun reiterated. “This Eid, let us commit to the highest standards of cleanliness to protect ourselves and our families. Together, we can overcome this challenge and celebrate with joy and health.”

As preparations for Eid-il-Adha continue, the message from EPWA and community leaders serves as a vital reminder of the importance of hygiene. With collective effort and vigilance, the community can enjoy a safe and joyous celebration despite the ongoing health concerns.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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