By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State House of Assembly has donated 26 units of locally fabricated four points mechanized handwashing machines to health center, churches and schools across the 26 constituencies in the State with a charge on them to further ensure strict adherence to other preventive measures as set by medical practitioners.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, gave the charge while handing over the handwashing machines to the beneficiaries including public school administrators, market leaders and Community Health Care Centres at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oluomo noted that the self- financed projects by the lawmakers in the ninth Legislature remained part of their respective contributions to complement the efforts of government and other stakeholders at promoting safety practices among the people, especially
through hands washing as a way of life, with a view to curtailing community transmission of the pandemic.
According to Oluomo, the gesture was a further demonstration of the lawmakers’ responsibility and responsiveness to the people over the hardship occasioned by the pandemic in order to promote hygienic practice which remained one of the major safety protocols for managing the covid-19 pandemic, with an admonition to them to embrace proper maintenance culture of the facility.
Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman, House Committee on Health, who is a member representing Yewa North I State Constituency, Adegoke Adeyanju noted that the lawmakers’ gesture was aimed at ensuring the safety of the people, adding that socio-economic development could only be achieved in a hygienic environment.
Adeyanju added that the lawmakers remained committed to the promotion of safety of lives and property of the people, hence the need to contribute their quota to flatten the curve of the pandemic in the State.
Responding, some of the beneficiaries including the Principal Nursing Officer, Italapo Primary Health Care, Ijebu, Mrs. Abigael Olayemi, Principal, Muslim Grammar School, Imeko, Bankole Taoreed and Taoreed Akintunde of NUD, Oke-Ijeun, Abeokuta appreciated the lawmakers for the donation of the facilities, adding that such remained a rare sacrifice and show of selfless service to humanity by the members of the ninth legislature in the State.