The Lagos State Governmen on Tuesday said it had sealed three houses on the Lagos Island to prevent Ebola outbreak and maintain a cleaner and sustainable environment.
A statement by the spokesman for the Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Folarin Adeyemi, explained that the houses – numbers 42, 48 and 50 – on Vincent Street, were served abatement notices for “discharging untreated human faeces directly into open drainage channel, leading to offensive odour capable of instigating outbreak of epidemic.”
The statement added, “It was also observed during a monitoring exercise of the last sanitation that all the adjourning drains were completely filthy and silted with solid waste.
“Upon the inability of the occupants to remediate the observed nuisances, the enforcement department of the ministry, led by Dr. A. T. Afolabi, sealed the premises upon the receipt of an order which granted the closure.”
The government urged Lagosians to shun acts that could lead to the spread communicable diseases in the state.