Lagos State House of Assembly has begged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to guarantee a proper sensitization of Lagosians on the feared Coronavirus.
This was recently raised under Matter of Urgent Public Importance by Mr. Akeem Shokunle representing Oshodi/Isolo 1 during plenary yesterday and it was seconded by Mr. Lukman Olumo representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun 1.
According to Akeem, it is vital for the governor to sensitize the people of Lagos State on the disease and implement the law passed by the 8th Assembly on Cancer And Diseases Control Institute.
They also begged Sanwo to order the State Commissioner for Education to spread proper awareness on Coronavirus in all public and private schools in the state.
Mr. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe1 said, “We should know how to handle it. We know what happened during the time of Ebola when the state government curtailed it.
“We should be conscious of health. We have to take our hygiene seriously and protect ourselves from diseases.
“The people should be told about preventive measures. We should also educate our people. Our healthcare centres should use completely disposable materials, and the state government should invest in disposable materials when handling issues relating to Coronavirus.”
Speaker Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa added, “The Federal Government and Lagos State Government are working hand in hand to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
“We should commend our State Governor for his efforts on the matter. But, we should call on the Governor to implement the provision of the law on Centre For Cancer and Diseases Control, which was passed in the 8th Assembly.
“People, who had contact with the Italian man suspected to have been infected with Coronavirus are being watched. We should standby at all times to reduce or prevent the incursion of such disease into our state.”
“We should wear a mask or wash our hands. We can use handkerchiefs when we go to gatherings.
“The Commissioner For Education should ensure adequate campaigns in our public and private schools.”