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'Mormon Helping Hands' pitch in at Nigerian hospital

LAGOS, Nigeria — If you have visited the Ikeja General Hospital lately, you would have noticed a blocked drainage that could only have been a breeding place for mosquitoes. This is besides some discarded items at the back of Ayinke ward that left the hospital looking unkempt.

Thankfully this unhealthy eyesore has disappeared since a three-hour sanitation exercise was recently carried out there with the result that the hospital now wears a new look. It was all courtesy of the corporate effort of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which recently mobilized its teeming members for a state-wide environmental sanitation exercise.

Many people could not help but wonder aloud if it was another government-sanctioned environmental sanitation day when they saw this group of men and women armed with various cleaning items such as shovels, hoes, cutlasses, brooms, rakes, wheel barrows, polythene sacks and so on.

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