The Chairman of the Apapa Local Government Area, Hon Elijah Owolabi Adele and his counterpart from the Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government, Apostle Oloruntoba Oke have reiterated their administration’s determination to forestall community transmission of Coronavirus and rid their areas of the pandemic.
The duo stated this on Thursday while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State Chapter donated some medical items including, packs of alcohol based hand sanitizers, hand gloves and packs of Vitamin C drugs to their respective local governments.
While speaking, the chairman, Apapa Local Government, who was represented by the Secretary of the Council, Hon. Olalekan Bakare, attributed the success recorded so far in the management of COVID-19 in Lagos State to Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu’s proactiveness, towards the health challenge, saying the outbreak would have posed grievous looming danger to the state, if not for the priority given to the health sector.
He emphasised that although there have not been serious challenges of the outbreak in Apapa LGA, as it only recorded 2 cases so far, it will be good to prepare for any eventuality, adding that the Local Government is being proactive towards the fight against the pandemic to ensure that the community is protected from this covid-19.
Continuing, Hon. Adele disclosed that Covid-19 is real, considering the ways it spreads and kills victims across the globe, adding that its contraction would be prevented, provided people take to precautionary and hygienic measures.
While commending the gesture of the ACPN, the LGA boss said that the donated products would be used for the purpose they are meant for, adding that the council is going to give priority to the usage of the materials to prevent the spread of the virus in the area, as the vitamin C will help boost the immune system, while the hand sanitizers and gloves will help prevent the spread of the virus.
Speaking in the same vein, the Chairman, Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area, Apostle Oloruntoba Oke, said the Council will continue to spread the advocacy, educating her people so they would know what to do to avoid the virus, stressing that the council was determined to eliminate the disease in the community.
While lauding the ACPN for the donation, the council boss said there is need for more partnership with the view to ensuring that everything works to the expectation of our people, such that the war been waged over this ravaging pandemic will be won at the end of the day
Speaking further, Oke urged residents of the area to report any COVID-19 symptom to the concerned authorities, stressing that the Local government authorities was determined to eliminate the disease in the community.
“So, I want to appeal to our people to continue to cooperate with us in this fight against Coronavirus. They should continue to stay at home. We don’t want anyone to die and the best thing to contain this virus is for us to stay at home”, the LGA boss said.