ENGAGE PEOPLE MORE ON BASIC PROTECTIVE MEASURES, ALGON URGES LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN IN NIGERIA
The National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Hon. Alabi David Kolade has urged all the Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria to engage people more on protective measures against COVID-19.
In a statement released by the body through the office of the National President, stated as follows;
The COVID-19 PANDEMIC is no longer news in our country. The global health calamity evidenced by the speedy penetration into Nigeria and given the present figures so far published by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), aptly calls for proactive strategy.
While ALGON acknowledges the vigour of both the Federal and States in combating the attendant spiralling spread, control , prevention and treatment for those already affected, we strongly emphasize continued advocacy across the strata due to poor awareness. It is imperative for ALL THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
IN NIGERIA to strictly adhere to the directives of the Federal and applicable State Governments.
To compliment the applaudable dexterity, commitments and professional strides of the Federal & States’ Health Personnel, ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS are hereby advised to be engaged in partial lockdown of Local Government Services while the program “for working from home” are being worked out.
ALL Local Government Council Chairmen are hereby further advised to enlighten the people more on basic protective measures such as (a) improving personal hygiene i.e to first think of your health and protect others by doing the following (b) washing hands with soap more frequently, (c) avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth including but not limited to (d) avoiding large gatherings, (e) maintaining social distancing and (f) make available HAND SANITIZERS for distribution to the people in general.
In conclusion, we enjoin all Nigerians to stay healthy as the price for disobedience is high.
Hon. KOLADE DAVID ALABI.