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Lagos Council chairman begins rehabilitation of health facility, others

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The chairman of Ikotun-Igando Local Council Deployment Area (LCDA), Comrade Lasisi Akinsanya, has approved the rehabilitation of the Ikotun Primary Healthcare Centre vandalised during the protest against Police brutality codenamed EndSARS.

Akinsanya, who was barely a month in office, said that the decision to quickly put the place in good shape was to ensure that residents particularly pregnant women get adequate medical care within the council.

The council boss assured residents that the work would be completed soon, saying work has been intensified to ensure quick delivery and in few weeks the place should be ready for use.

He further assured residents that healthcare delivery to everyone irrespective of their status within Ikotun-Igando Council remains one of the key areas his administration would be focusing on.

The chairman disclosed this during a sensitization tour of major markets and food vendors outlets yesterday as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus third-wave within the council.

Akinsanya, while engaging traders and food vendors on the importance of using facemasks and other COVID-19 preventive measures stipulated by the Lagos State Government, said that the measures introduced were basically to flatten the virus curve in Nigeria particularly in Lagos State.

While touring major markets including New Irepodun, Igando Multipurpose market, and Owode markets as well as major food vendors outlets across the council, the chairman told the leadership of the markets that flatting the curve would remove Nigeria from COVID-19 affected countries.

According to him, some of your market men and women are not using the facemasks and you as the leaders should engage them on its usage and ensure that aside from traders, the customers also comply with the use of facemask and other preventive measures outlined by the government within your premises.

The chairman added that these preventive measures would curb further spread of the virus across the state, adding enforcement of these COVID-19 preventive measures and constant cleaning of your market premises are the support we need from you.

On the council part, Akinsanya assured the market women and men that efforts would be made to intensify the distribution of facemasks as it has been identified as one of the best preventive measures that could help to flatten the COVID-19 curve in the state.

“We are stressing on this because the market remains major points where residents purchase food items. And that is why we are asking you to improve on your sanitation so that we can have a perfect market that the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, wants across the state.

“I have fixed a meeting with market leaders to further engage you on the need to ensure strict adherence to sanitation and the use of COVID-19 preventive measures within the markets”.

Responding on behalf of the market leaders, the Babaloja of New Irepodun Market, Shajiru Abolaji, assured the chairman that efforts would be made to ensure that both traders and customers adhere strictly to the COVID-19 measures within the council.

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