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Lagos lawmaker seeks improve welfare for health workers amid COVID-19 spike

By News Desk

After evaluating contribution of health workers to the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria, the Chairman, Lagos Assembly House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, Gbolahan Yishawu, has appealed for improved welfare and other activities that could aid the caregivers in the country.

Yishawu, who celebrated health workers for their unwavering support amid the coronavirus pandemic, said that their efforts have helped the country particularly Lagos to prevent the virus spread.

The lawmaker’s appeal came as the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) was held, a day set aside globally to commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and honours all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.

Through a statement by his media office, the Yishawu appreciated the health workers across the country most especially Lagos State who provide support in this Covid-19 period.

The lawmaker, who represents Eti-Osa constituency 02, joined United Nations to commemorate humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and to honour all caregivers and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life – saving support and protection to people most in need; especially those on the COVID-19 frontlines, without whom this pandemic would have been worse. We must continue to support and pray for them.

Yishawu, however, urged the health workers not to be weary in this time of the pandemic and that their contribution to the world development was well recognized and appreciated.

The lawmaker also lauded the effort of Lagos Assembly led by Mudashiru Obasa for the laws made to guide the people at these times. He also appreciated the State government and the entire people of the State.

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