The buildings have three days to act right.
Environmental Health Officers in Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State on Wednesday issued a nuisance abatement notice to occupants of 50 buildings, including three public schools.
The leader of the team, Samuel Akingbehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the notice was issued after thorough inspection of the buildings.
Mr. Akingbehin, the President of the Environmental Health Officers’ Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, said that the inspection become imperative due to the recent outbreak of cholera in some parts of the state.
He said that many of the buildings inspected had defective septic tanks.
“These are residential houses with large population; such places are prone to cholera outbreak,’’ he said.
The officer said that occupants of the buildings must improve on sanitation within three days.
“We discovered that the schools also had poor sanitary facilities.
“We educated them on the importance of keeping healthy environment; we hope that they will improve when next we visit them,’’ he said.
He said that the inspection would continue in the council.
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