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Cholera: Avoid untreated water, opt for boiled water, Rep tells Nigerians 

The lawmaker representing Ibadan North-West/Ibadan South-West federal constituency, Hon. Adedeji Olajide, Sunday charged Nigerians to avoid drinking untreated water from wells, rivers, or lakes. 

He gave the charge in a statement in Ibadan by his special adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Mr Tolu Mustapha, to sensitise his constituents on the deadly disease.

He stated that there is the need for Nigerians to prioritise public health and hygiene to prevent the spread of cholera, especially by avoiding drinking water from doubtful sources but instead, opt for boiled or chlorinated water. 

Olajide in the statement stated the importance of community engagement in combating cholera, adding, ” the disease is caused by the bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, which is often found in contaminated food, water, and human faeces.

Tasking community leaders and traditional rulers to sensitise their subjects on the dangers of the disease and the need for good hygiene practices, Hon. Olajide said, “Cholera is a preventable disease, and with collective efforts, Nigerians can stay safe and healthy.”

He urged Nigerians to take responsibility for their health and well-being by prioritising public health and hygiene, saying “prevention is key in combating cholera”, hence the need for frequent washing of hands with soap and clean water.

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