Public Health Adviser, Oluwasegun Benson recently urged the people of Surulere to give another term to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and Lagos lawmaker, Hon Desmond Elliot, “There is no alternative to Femi Gbajabiamila and Desmond Elliot in the 2019 polls” he said.
Speaking at the end of year Anti-Mosquito Fumigation Campaign in Lagos, Benson lauded the lawmakers for curbing the spread of malaria fever and protecting the people from diseases. Benson spoke on his concern and interest in the uplifting of the people, the performance of the lawmakers, sustainability of the kick out malaria programme, a cleaner environment and how his organisation is reducing mortality rate in the country.
Benson who is also Managing Director, Phosgard Fumigants Nigeria Limited described the lawmakers as men of wisdom, dedication and integrity. He praised the lawmakers for solving problems facing Surulere, implementing public spirited programmes, donating funds, time and precious publicity in the fight against malaria in Nigeria. The pest control officer also spoke on mosquito control treatments.
He commended the lawmakers for reaching the common man, protecting the area and contributing immensely towards the development of Surulere. Benson, the driving force behind the campaign to kick out Malaria in Surulere said the programme started in 2014, “Mosquitoes don’t select who to bite. Some people say it is a political programme. Politicians are vehicles for the transformation of the communities. The essence of the programme is to reduce mortality rate in the country, especially Surulere.”
He commended the Lagos State Government for donating a vehicle towards the success of the campaign,“The future is bright for the people of Surulere ” he said. Benson called on the people to vote massively for Gbajabiamila and Elliot to ensure adequate development in Surulere. He also urged local government chairmen, community leaders and international organisations to key into the kick Malaria out campaign, “We want to create a sustainable platform. We held a meeting with the Community Development Committee towards sustaining the programme.”
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