In the past few weeks, we have witnessed a dangerous increase in the spread of COVID-19, also known as Corona Virus all over the world. This increase has now gotten to a pandemic level. Prior to this time, many assumed that it was a foreign phenomenon we are immuned against. The current reality, however, is that it has landed on our shores with more people testing positive to the virus in Nigeria.

Just as we are all worried about this devastating development that is threatening our collective existence, I want to assure the good people of Ikorodu Federal Constituency that we shall overcome this difficult time.

The government at all levels are doing everything and in constant collaboration with international and local health agencies, to ensure the eradication of this apparent danger.

Thorough washing of hands with soap and use of alcohol based sanitizers as well as Social distancing has been advised as an effective means of ending the spread.

I humbly appeal to everyone to adhere strictly to all guidelines and health protocols being issued by the government and medical experts.

Every measure is necessary at this time to end this scourge. Non-essential travel and meetings should be put on hold.

Furthermore, I appeal to persons who feel sick to visit the hospital immediately and anyone who is suspected of having symptoms of the virus be reported to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through the dedicated lines in circulation.

I want to commend the State Government ably led by the Incident Commander Mr Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, our Local Government Chairmen, Traditional institutions and various religious groups in Ikorodu division for the continuous sensitization whilst looking forward to full compliance by EVERYONE.

Finally, we need to help enlighten those who are still living in denial of the apparent danger at hand and the need for us to work together, to end the spread of the virus by adhering to the rules.

Once again, I assure you of my support and the sincere efforts of all our government at putting an end to this virus in our country.

Let’s stay alive and together, let’s stop the spread of Corona Virus by Contacting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control via their:

Toll-free number – 080097000010

SMS- 08099555577

E-mail –

Rep. Babajimi Benson (MHR)
Representative Ikorodu Federal Constituency

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