The chairman of the Badagry Local Government of Lagos State Hon Olusegun Onilude has condemned the rate at which the residents of the council areas have refused to observe rules guiding against the spread of the corona virus COVID 19 pandemic disease in the local government.
He gave this condemnation during the distribution of another round of Covid 19 food palliatives and financial support of the local government to the elderly, widows and vulnerables in the council areas on Tuesday at the council secretariat.
The council boss who was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the local government, Hon Kamorudeen Ajape noted that the non – challant attitude of the residents towards the observance of basic hygiene rules to stop the spread of the corona virus COVID 19 disease was becoming frightening.
” It is however frightening to note that our people seem to have completely forgotten about the pandemic. We no longer take preventive measures to protect ourselves. We no longer wear face masks, wash hands nor use sanitizers as pre-requisite to guard against the spread of the dreaded corona virus disease ” He said
Onilude pointed out that as a responsible and responsive government, ” we cannot fold our arms and allow our people to ignorantly open themselves up to diseases and death . To this end, we have decided to kick start another round of sensitisation programme and enforcement of the Corona virus COVID 19 preventive measures ”
To set the ball rolling, the council boss said the local government has decided to distribute packs of face masks and hand sanitizers to the people of the various communities in the council areas through the Development Committees ( C D C) and Community Development Associations ( C D A ‘s) as a symbolic gesture and reminder to the people ” that it is advisable and essential that they use them at all times for their health benefits ” He advised.