Lagos tasks traditional rulers on Covid-19 sensitization

As part of its efforts to stem the tide of COVID-19, Lagos State Government has implored Council of Obas and Chiefs, Chairmen of LGs/LCDAs and executives of Lagos State Development Advisory Council to resume the sensitisation campaign on health precautions as the number of infected persons increases due to the second wave of the virus.

Speaking at a stakeholder-meeting with the Council of Obas and Chiefs, LG/LCDA Chairmen, members and executives of Lagos State Development Advisory Council Chairmen of the 57 LGs and LCDAs, the Commissioner for Local Government & Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, also urged the Council Chairmen to embark on the decontamination of their respective localities.

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The Commissioner reiterated that these measures have become expedient owing to the resurgence of the pandemic and the spike in the current rate of infection, stressing that there is a need to ensure members of their communities adhere strictly to the health guidelines issued by the State government to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus.

He said, “It very vital that we all must ensure that residents of our various communities must comply with all safety directives, such as the wearing of facemasks, physical distancing, regular hand-washing and the use of alcohol-based sanitiser”.

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While commending stakeholders for their support at the wake of the pandemic in year 2020, Dr. Ahmed assured that with the support of the citizens of Lagos, the State will emerge out of this health challenge stronger with better health structures and a prosperous economy.

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