Govt. Commences State Fumigation To Curb Malaria

The Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has collaborated with other agencies to joined hands and fumigate the state starting from Saturday night against mosquito vectors.

 The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (BACATMA) also joined the collaboration in order to eradicate malaria in the state.

 The collaboration was revealed on Saturday evening by BASEPA Director-General, Dr Ibrahim Kabir, while briefing journalists, adding that the agencies would fumigate 125 streets in Bauchi metropolis. 

 According to Dr Kabir, the fumigation exercise was being carried out following a complaint made by an elderly man to the state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, that the state was full of mosquitoes making people of the state sick.

 He informed it was based on the complaint that Governor Mohammed instructed both BASEPA and BACATMA to immediately embark on the fumigation exercise.

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