The Gombe State Environmental Sanitation and Protection Agency (GOSEPA) has embark on a state wise fumigation service against mosquitoes and other insects to avert diseases that normally contract people as a result of dirty environment.
The exercise which serves as measure in reducing the cases of malaria started with Government Arabic College Gombe.
Shedding more light on the exercise, the Special Adviser/ Genearal Manager GOSEPA Alh. Nasiru Haruna said “we are starting fumigating the boarding in the state metropolis and major towns and villages in the state to reduce cases of malaria in the state. He stated this, while inspecting the operation by the staff of the Agency at Government Arabic College I Gombe, Government Girls College Doma as well as Government Science Secondary School Gombe which are the public boarding schools in the state metropolis.
The General Manager further disclosed that, the State government will provide them with the logistics to carry out their assignment effectively.
Alhaji Nasiru added that, since the creating of the state, then traditional spraying of the insecticides in communities hasc never happen until now the State Government Alhaji. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo introduces it to create more conducive atmosphere for learning.
He then, called on all and sundry to continue supporting the agency and the government to achieve its goals.
Commenting the principals of the schools visited, Alhaji. Hussaini Aliyu Ismaic Government Arabic Collage Gombe, Hazija Fadiuatu T. Usman for Government Girls Collage Doma and their colleague from Government Science Secondary School Gombe Alhaji. Adamu Musa Liman thanked the Agency for coming to their aid on that direction.
The principals added that, they have directed the students to vacate the hostels premises with all their belongings until the environment is safe for occupation.
Some of the students interviewed thanked the Agency and the school authority for the intervention hoping that the exercise will continue so as to reduce the rate of Malaria among the students.