Monday, November 23, 2020

By Adedeji Fatimah

The Caretaker Chairman, Ibadan North East Local
Government area of Oyo State, Honourable Ibrahim Akintayo has  said that  the  awareness,  and sensitisation programme   he organised for  people of his council on the Corona Virus pandemic  will  help them observe safety measures  against the dreaded disease.
Hon. Akintayo in a chat with newsmen in Ibadan  on Friday said the step became necessary to help the people with tips that will help them observe safety measures against the COVID-19.
According to him, he is the first Caretaker Chairman to embark on the measure to address the people on the development, adding that the sensitisation programme was based on  the information he has so far received from the international countries on the pandemic.
He said the sensitisation programme  was taking to  market centres, security agencies and it yielded positive result.
“Basically I used the occasion to treat two issues, the COVID-19 and Lassa Fever and it yielded positive result because, after the  programme I can tell you that seven out of 10 of our market  are now  very clean.
“As I speak, we have worked all over our council area with  the aid of Okada riders and dispatch riders and in all these there was no confirmed case  of the virus in my local government.’
While appealing  to the people of the state to cooperate with the  government on safety  measures and the stay at home order, Hon Akintayo urged them to  avoid anything that could bring them in contact with the killer virus.

He also made it  clear  that the state  government has provided isolation center in Olodo area in Ibadan.

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