As the entire World celebrated the annual Global Hand washing Day yesterday, people of the state have been enjoined to cultivate the habit of washing hands with soap as a preventive measure in contacting deadly diseases.
This was disclosed by the Programme Manager, Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation Agency, RUWESA, in the state, Alhaji Posi Adiatu unbehalf of the Special Adviser to the state governor in the Ministry of Water Resources, Rural and Community Development, Hon.Kunle Ige during a meeting with the State Task Group on Sanitation, STGS, at the RUWESA Conference room, Abere.
The RUWESA boss said; washing hands effectively will adequately promotes germs free and create zero tolerance for any deadly diseases in the society.
According to Adiatu, this year celebration witnessed a sensitization for workers in the state Ministries, as well as teachers and students in both public and private schools on the importance of global hand washing day to kick starts the activities.
The Programme Manager said; further that, creation of awareness would follow by various media organisations about the benefit of hand washing with soap.
The grand finale of the events is expected to hold come next week Thursday at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo where the Wife of the state governor who is also the Ambassador of Community Led Total Sanitation, CLTS, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola will flag off this year Annual Global Hand Washing Day celebration formerly.
Speaking with our Correspondent shortly after the meeting, the Director of Hygiene in the RUWESA, Mr. Segun Moyinoluwa said people should join hands with them to spread the habit of washing hands not only in the state but around the world.