Members of Passion House International (PHI)
A non-governmental organization, Passion House International (PHI) has said arrangements have been completed to carry out its clean-up project called: ‘The Clean-up Oshodi Project’ aimed at preventing certain communicable diseases.
A statement by the Executive Director, Mr. Alexander Akhigbe noted that the Project is a community development impact initiative where five thousand (5,000) Volunteers will be mobilized to clean-up major streets in Oshodi local government area to promote health and well-being.
It further stated that drains, gutters and streets will be cleaned in an attempt to improve the local environment in the project aimed at
fostering a healthy Lagos environment, free of diseases like cholera and other water borne diseases.
According to the statement, Clean-up Oshodi is the 5th edition of the clean-up Nigeria campaign, said to be the largest and most impactful environmental clean-up effort Lagos has ever seen.
The Project supported by the Clean-Up the World Campaign in Australia and Let’s Do It Foundation in Estonia will be staged this December.
Akhigbe said “Our local efforts will be recognized internationally as part of the global campaign that is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).” He added that “in past events, Passion House has successfully hosted thousands of volunteers who cleaned-up tons of garbage. We have consciously and deliberately promoted the message of a clean and healthy environment free from all forms of diseases and aimed at the reduction of the high rate of mortality resulting from a contaminated environment”