COVID-19: FCTA begins fumigation, sensitises traders on need to stay at home

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The Administration (FCTA) on Friday commenced fumigation some parts the territory, as part measures to curtail the spread of -19 in Abuja.

The FCT Minister State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, also took the sensitisation awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market to achieve a hitch free exercise.

She appealed to traders to vacate the market for the period the fumigation.

The minister, spoke in pidgin and Hausa languages, said that traders understand that coronavirus was only real but contagious.

She also appealed to to abide by the preventive measures outlined by the relevant authorities.

Aliyu said that the FCTA may be forced to impose curfew on the city if failed to comply with social distancing rule in market places and other social or religious gatherings.

“If the situation continues like this, we will be forced to impose a curfew.

”That is why I came out to monitor and appeal to the traders to vacate the market especially those selling stuffs and other essential commodities.

“I have called the to ensure that the enforcement team commence enforcement immediately.

“We want to fumigate this market, but people have refused to quit the market which makes fumigation difficult for .

“Please comply and vacate the market to job easy for because inhaling this substances could be injurious to your lungs,” she said.

Aliya said that was aware of the economic situation, adding that was in its best interest to destroy traders goods.

Aliyu said that traders stay at home and that as a mother, she could feel for them.

She said that the FCT authorities would fumigate the major markets, parks and religious centres in the city centre and other satellite towns

The Minister said that the fumigation was one of the steps being taken to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.