In Abuja Our eateries are safe from Lassa Fever - Owners

Sani maintained that staff of the eatery were expected to wash their hands with sanitiser every 30 minutes.

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It is reported that the lassa fever is transmitted by rats. play

It is reported that the lassa fever is transmitted by rats.

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Eatery owners in Abuja say they have improved on sanitisation of their premises to ensure safety of their foods in view of the outbreak of Lassa fever in some states in the country.

In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) they said that they had already put in place measures to ensure that their clients do not get infected with Lassa fever.

Mr Mohammed Sani, the Supervisor of Drumstix (Ajomobi’s Kitchen) at Asokoro told NAN that the eatery was doing well in the area of sanitisation to avoid the occurrence of Lassa fever.

"We fumigate our vicinity every two weeks and at night after closing we apply pesticide in and outside of the building.

"After closing for the day, we keep our plates, spoon and trays in water based sanitiser and washed them in the morning.

"We have what we call ‘three bucket system of cleaning’; soapy water to mob, warm water to clean and sanitiser to sanitise the area,’’ he said.

Sani maintained that staff of the eatery were expected to wash their hands with sanitiser every 30 minutes.

At Chicken Republic located at Wuse II, Abdulsalam Adburahuf, the Manager told NAN that at the outbreak of Lassa fever; the eatery’s head quarters in Lagos sent an email to all the branches to improve in sanitisation.

"We have adhered to the instruction; we have fumigated the whole vicinity both back and front.

"The eatery have trained all her staff in the prevention and control of Lassa fever.

"We don’t have rats in and around our eatery; therefore, we believe that Lassa fever will not be the portion of our clients,’’ Sani said.

Mr Ahmed Jimoh, the Supervisor of Mr. Biggs at Wuse II said that the eatery was conscious of hygiene, adding that it fumigates the surrounding twice in a month.

 

Jimoh said that the eatery uses pesticide to ensure that rats and other insects do not come near the vicinity.

"We always clean our floor with water and sanitiser to make sure we disinfect our chairs, plates, spoon and trays.

"We also keep an eye on our staff to make sure they adhere to the policy of cleanliness in the eatery,’’ he said.

Mr Ademola Torise, the Manager of Mama Cass at Garki 2, told NAN the company would continue to do more in the area of fumigation.

Torise said that its policy of cleanliness had checkmated the possible cause of outbreak of Lassa fever.

"We do not have rats in our eatery and we have always ensured that they do not come near.

"We also use sanitiser and disinfectant to make sure our utensils are free from germs and infection,’’ he said.

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