By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo
The Chairman of Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), In Lagos State, Kunle Sanyaolu, has concluded plans to distribute atleast 10,000 face masks to residents in order to flatten coronavirus curve within the council.
Sanyaolu’s aim behind the gesture was to protect residents of the council from contracting coronavirus when the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari is finally lifted on May 4th for the commencement of commercial activities after about one month’s restriction of movement in the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the council chairman, Olakunle Oyejobi, in an interview with our correspondent, stated that the move by Olowoopejo was to consolidate on the response strategy deployed to combat the pandemic within the council.
Oyejobi added that Olowoopejo also does not want any residents of the council to get punished for not complying with the President and State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directives on the use of face mask in the state.
According to him, the council chairman believes that when residents get it free, the use of a face mask could then be made compulsory.
He further disclosed that the face masks would be distributed by the chairman possibly on Monday in preparedness for possible enforcement by the state government officials
It would be recalled that the State Governor had earlier said that the use of face masks was now compulsory in public places in Lagos State, saying failure to use masks in public will attract sanctions and penalties.
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