A lawmaker, Mr Gholahan Yishawu, says he has distributed 10,000 sanitisers to his constituents as part of the efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in his constituency.
Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Eti-Osa II, made this known yesterday during the awareness campaign in Eti-Osa area of Lagos.
Our source reports that the exercise was tagged: “GOY Coronavirus Awareness Campaign”.
Yishawu said that about 10,000 sanitisers with leaflets containing information on Covid-19 had been distributed so far since the exercise commenced few days ago.
The lawmaker, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, explained that the idea was to complement the efforts of the state government.
“We have done a lot of awareness campaign to inform our people on the need to take preventive measures by regularly washing their hands with soup and sanitisers.
“At this time, all hands must be on deck to prevent Covid-19 in Nigeria and Lagos State,” he said.
A beneficiary, Mrs Semiat Akinlabi, appreciated the lawmaker for his kind gesture, urging other lawmakers to do same in their respective constituents.
Also, Mrs Alice Yusuf, expressed her gratitude to the lawmaker, saying that she did not expect him to give them sanitisers after creating awareness on how to protect themselves.
Yusuf said sanitiser was currently scarce due to the high demand for it, which was the reason its price was on the high side in the market.
According to her, we want to appreciate our lawmaker for deeming it fit to do this. It shows his concern to his constituents.
Covid-19 spreads between people through direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person and through airborne droplets.
Part of the prevention of the virus include: washing of hands regularly with soap and running water and sanitise it.
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A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has urged federal government to relax the lockdown it imposed on Lagos State as a result of COVID- 19 pandemic.
George, who made the call in a statement in Lagos, yesterday said the lockdown imposed since March 29 was adversely affecting livelihoods and bringing up security challenges.
He said though government intended to curb the spread of the virus with the lockdown, the directive had left many Nigerians hungry at home without palliatives.
The PDP chieftain noted that there must be a balance between curbing the spread of the virus and protecting livelihoods and asked the government to relax the lockdown while putting safety measures in place.
“Everywhere in Lagos is now locked down. The markets, banking halls, the local grocery shops, the supermarkets, the transportation services are all halted, frozen by the federal government directives since March 29.
“On the surface level, the federal government’s position is to ensure safety, prevent communal spread of the virus and banish this scourge from our shores.
“Lagosians have been staying at home for about a month now. In a largely informal economy where most of our people depend on daily wages, the burden of lack of income is devastating.
“There is a natural growing anger in Lagos as the most vulnerable are ravaged with hunger,” George said.
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