Monday, 23 May 2011

EFFECT OF USING GAMMALIN 20 IN FISHING

According to research the impact of acute exposure of Gammalin 20 (an organochlorine pesticide) was investigated in a static bioassay test over a 96-(4-day) period on the fingerlings of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (lacepede). The 96-hLC sub(50) of Gammalin 20 was determined as 2.31 Ug/l with lower and upper limits of toxicities as 2.10 and 4.44 Ug/l respectively. At higher concentrations, the colour of the exposed fish became darker, opercular movement slowed down while pigmentation pattern increased and respiratory distress was observed, erratic swimming, tonic convulsion and no response to gentle prodding, and finally death. The implications of these results were discussed with a suggestion of the total ban on the use of Gammalin 20 in capture fisheries due to its harmful and persistence nature in the aquatic environment

Nigerians are still killing one another with gammalin 20 because of greed for fish, and the government is not able to distinguish between cholera-induced problem and the impact of gammalin 2o on local communities on time, then we have a long road ahead of us. This is a pathetic story. Yet, those villages have local government councilors and chairmen. How can over three hundred people die before the government is able to trace the cause of death? Where in the world do people still depend on stream or river water that is untreated if not in Nigeria or Africa? Lord, when will Nigeria escape this perilous time occasioned by bad leadership and greedy followers
It is abomination of the worst kind, to watch little children looking upon your eyes, expecting comfort with tears and you deliberately ignored then because they are not your true blood. You allowed them to die simply because you believe their parents are poor and no one would question you on how they died ? How do you feel knowing fully well that they have died, and the grief of these parents never moved you into any compassion ? How do you feel watching your constituency burry 300 little children dead, not killed by any impact of force like bullet, automobile or house collapse, but due to your Administrative negligence to protect your community, your very and  only legislative constituency from the malays of epidemic whereas, you could use their population to collect funds and laundry the same overseas. Have you asked yourselves how has it come that you failed these innocent children, 300 of them that came to this world as you
did but you deliberately ignored them to die that way ? Why did you take their dead bodies and consume the same since some of you belongs to rituals that hunt for human heads ? Shame to all of you who
claim to be leaders but lead nothing in Nigeria. Shame to your integrities and when you look at your own children, remember that the way you love yours are the way these unfortunate parents love the 300 dead kidds.

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