By Amidu Arije
The Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh has caution residents of the council to ensure strict adherence to health experts and the guidelines given by the Federal and State government on the ease of lockdown as they go about their daily activities.
Ariyoh stated that abiding by all guidelines will ensure that the fight against COVID-19 is won as he reminded the residents that relaxing the lockdown does not mean the COVID-19 case has been won yet in the country, hence the need for all to take precautions.
“As we look forward to the relaxation of the Federal and Lagos State Government’s directive on the lockdown with movement and commercial activities bid to commence fully on Monday .
We should all bear in mind that the fight against the Virus is not yet Uhuru (sic), it is continuous one with the need for strict adherence to precautionary and preventive measures earlier stated by World Health Organisation (W.H.O) to avert further spread of the virus which mainly depend on human as carrier if necessary measures are not taken,” he said.
The council boss also urged all to avoid crowded places, all market men and women and business organisation to make provision for mobile water tap with soap in strategic locations for their customers to use before coming into their business premises.
“It’s pertinent we take into cognizance that avoiding crowded space and maintaining social distancing is still very much important in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
I implore our Market leaders, shop and store owners with Corporate organisations operating within the jurisdiction of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government to ensure strict compliance with personal and environmental hygiene with the provision of mobile water tap in all strategic locations for regular washing of the hands,” he said.
He also appealed to the people to key into and abide with the compulsory use of face mask in public places as they go out daily.
“We must all realize that the fight against COVID-19 is a collective responsibility, the need to live by the reality in the fight against COVID-19 by Supporting the #OperationMaskLagos# with the wearing of face mask and hand gloves as part of measures to ensure our going out is devoid of contracting the virus,” he said.
Adding that “As a government at the grassroots, we are not relaxing our oars in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, and your utmost support is still much needed”.