By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
In its continued efforts to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has reached out to market places to further enlighten traders on the need to adhere strictly to guidelines of the pandemic.
The Commissioner in the Ministry, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, speaking during a public enlightenment road show on the reality of COVID-19 said it is imperative to remind women and mothers of their responsibilities to protect themselves, their families, and other members of the society from the spread of the virus.
The public enlightenment roadshow was organised in collaboration with two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) named, Suredata Consulting Limited and Eternalstone, at Omida market, Abeokuta.
Efuwape said citizens should heed to the warning of observing Covid-19 protocols such as regular hand washing, wearing of face mask, maintaining social distancing, among others, adding that ‘’this will go a long way at curtailing the spread of the virus’’.
In a similar walk to Kuto Market, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs, Hon. Adijat Oladapo -Adeleye who led another team of officials from the Ministry, stated that the pandemic is not a disease for the rich only, saying the poor could also contact it, if care is not taken.