COVID -19: Ijebu - Ode LGA Steps - Up Sensitization Campaigns As Ogun Records Three Fresh Cases - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID -19: Ijebu - Ode LGA Steps - Up Sensitization Campaigns As Ogun Records Three Fresh Cases

... Council may deploy thermometres to markets

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Ijebu Ode Local Government Area has sustained its sensitisation campaign on preventive measures against the dreaded Corona Virus Disease to the traders and various associations in the Local Government as Ogun State records three fresh cases of the disease.

The sensitization exercise took place at the Council Secretariat, Itoro, Ijebu Ode recently with leaders of the various  markets in the Local Government led by the Iyalaje of Ijebuland, Alhaja Korede Alatise, in attendance.

Addressing the participants, the Chairman, Transition Committee for Ijebu Ode Local Government, Engr. Gbenga Olugbile advised the traders on the need to drastically cut down on the number of people coming into the markets and  observe  social distancing rule in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

This is contained in a release by Tope Oyekan, Director, Information, Education and Sports, Ijebu & Ode Local Government.

 Olugbile also counselled them on the use of hand sanitizers and hand washing materials, as well as other personal protective equipment as safeguard against the virus.

While stressing the importance of markets to the daily lives of the people, the Council boss allayed the fear of the traders on the likelihood of total closure of their markets.

He, however, emphasized on the strict adherence to all the laid-down rules,  charging them to take necessary preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus menace. 

He lauded the Head of Local Government Administration/Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Adeolu Olufowobi, and the council's medical team for their ingenuity.

Earlier, in their remarks, the Supervisor for Health, who also doubled as the Chairman of the Corona Virus Committee in the local government area, Mrs. Abiodun Amisu and Adeolu Olufowobi  also spoke on  the origin, symptoms and prevention of the deadly pandemic.

Olufowobi hinted of the Council's plans to distribute thermometres to all the markets, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the disease.

To strengthen the efforts towards containing the pandemic virus, the traders were taught the procedure and materials for  local production of hand sanitizers by the Council's Health Educator, Mrs. Serifat Bakare, and the use of thermometres, by the Apex Nurse, Mrs. Peters. 

Responding on behalf of the market leaders, the Iyaloja of Oke Aje Market,   Chief (Mrs.) Wuraola Kuforiji, assured the Chairman of their cooperation and support in further sensitisation campaigns.

Mrs Kuforiji noted  that hand sanitizers and hand washing materials had already been deployed in the markets, assuring that the markets' entry and exit points would be reduced in order to contain human traffic.

She further sought the council's assistance on the posting of Environmental Health Personnel to the markets, in order to complement the efforts of core medical officials, in the Local Government. 

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