Thursday, July 7, 2022
COVID-19 Omicron Variant: NSCDC Trains Officers, Sensitises Public, Distributes Face Masks Sanitisers In Oyo Communities

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Oyo State command has taken its sensitisation campaigns to some rural communities, in Oluyole Local Government of oyo state and boundaryTown of Ogunmakin in Obafemi Owode LG of Ogun state.

Dr Emeka Okeke of medical and health services unit in the Crisis Management Directorate of NSCDC National Headquarters who led the team said the Corps Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi (min) have directed them to sensitise and distribute sanitisers and face mask and vaccinate selected communities with the support of National Primary Health Development programme .

Commandant General Abubakar Audi in his message to participants selected from Zone F ,H ,A, Oyo,Ogun,Lagos,Ondo, Ekiti,Osun and Kwara stated said that his love for the good people of Nigeria and assignment of the Corps in containing the COVID-19 pandemic was what drives him to send Disaster and Medical Emergency Management team from National Headquarters to train the Trainer.

He noted that though most areas in the country are aware of the virus but are yet to take the Vaccine, the Corps had been going round to sensitise them on hand washing, maintaining social distancing, wearing of face mask to mention but few as well as getting vaccinated .

“We have shared sanitisers and face mask, we have gone round enlighten them on personal hygiene as well as encourage them to take their jab “He said

“I got an information lately that the Management staff voluntarily contributed over one million Naira to buy foodstuffs for distribution to indigent persons to cushion the effect of the lockdown as parts of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic,“ he said.

The state co-ordinator of NPHCDA Mr Steve Akinrinale appreciated the public on the level of compliance as regard the Vaccination and the sensitisation by NSCDC.

Chief Mrs Omolara Gafar Iyaloja of Oluyole Local Government, laud the NSCDC officers for the gift items brought to the market including awareness on the need for the community to maintain good hygiene.

Assistant commandant Olowookere Jonathan noted that keeping social distancing, washing of hands and applying sanitisers were the major ways of protection against the virus.

Mr Modiu Alabi who represented the Baale of Oja Ibadan Community appreciate the NSCDC commandant General for face mask and sanitisers sent to them as well as encouraging them to take the Vaccine and prayed that NSCDC will continue to wax stronger during his tenure.

The team later move to neighbouring community of Ogunmakin in Ogun state before they left the location.

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