……… Distributes Food items, Sanitizers, Hand gloves
By OKUNADE ADEKUNLE
In effort to complement the activities of the Lagos State government in curbing the spread of coronavirus in the state, the lawmaker representing Somolu Constituency 1 in the House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, has begun a 3-day fumigation exercise in Somolu.
The fumigation exercise which started today (Friday) at about 9:00am from his Constituency office through Onipan busstop was embraced by the residents of Somolu who came out to get the free hand sanitizers and hand gloves distributed by the lawmaker.
The lawmaker with his fumigation team moved from Onipan busstop to Somolu market where they fumigated with anti-virus substance while keeping social distance among themselves.
Olowo went on to educate and sensitise passers-by, residents and motor parks workers on the deadly virus and the preventive measures clearly stated by the ministry of health.
Speaking with journalists, Olowo stated that he believes as a representative of the people, it is good to key into what the government is doing to combat the virus by enlightening his constituents, providing free sanitizers and fumigating the environment.
He added that the essence of the fumigation is to ensure the environment is free of the virus, adding that the constituents should know that coronavirus is real.
Olowo added ” Our people needs to be educated and enlightened about coronavirus and that is why we are out today on the hygiene practices advocacy. I hope my colleagues in the House of Assembly will borrow a leap from this advocacy and do same in their respective constituencies.
” We have covered Onipan, Olaleye, we have covered two markets in Onipan, we have moved to Shipeolu , Davies and we are now in Akeju.
” From Akeju, we will be moving to Fadipe, Anifowose, Abiodun then we stop at Alarape market today”.
The lawmaker disclosed that on the second day the fumigation exercise would continue from Fola-Agoro area of the Constituency.
” From Fola-Agoro, we will move to Bajulaiye and some part of St Finbars Road. Then, the third day we would cover Fadeyi and its environs, so by Sunday morning we would have covered alot of streets in Somolu”, said Olowo.
He disclosed further ” On Sunday evening, we would give the aged residents food and money because they are vulnerable and they need to be assisted.
Speaking on the compliance of social distancing policy by the people, Olowo said through advocacy and enlightment, the residents would key into the idea, saying that it was the reason he printed leaflets written in indigenous languages for easy understanding and compliance.
He urged Lagosians not to panick, saying that the residents only need to observe the hygiene practices spelt out by government.
” If you feel feverish, or you have constant cough, sneezing intermittently or headache or symptoms of malaria, you visit the nearest hospital immediately . There is no need to hide in your house because it kills very fast. If you are tested positive, you will be treated and recover for life”, the lawmaker advised.
In similar vein, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Somolu, Chief Femi Taiwo, said the fumigation exercise was part of the things the party expects from the lawmaker, saying that coronavirus is against the human race.
Taiwo added that people should adhere strictly to the social distancing policy, saying that people should only go out to essential places if it is needful.
A resident of the constituency, Abraham Adedayo Samuel, said he had been observing the hygiene practices since the awareness of the virus was high, saying that people should use the advocacy opportunity to start observing the basic hygiene practices so as to avoid the spread of the virus.