COVID-19: NGO DISTRIBUTES FACEMASKS, SANITIZERS INSIDE ONDO MARKETS, MOTOR PARKS
Advocacy and rights group, The Integrity Elite, (TIE) at the weekend, distributed thousands of facemasks and hand sanitizers inside selected major markets and motor parks in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
According to the coordinator of TIE, Lanre Ogidan, the move was part of TIE advocacy and awareness campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic which has continued to wreck havoc on both human lives and economic growths.
The coordinator noted that since the ease on lockdown by both the State and Federal Governments, especially on markets, motor parts and worshipping centres, it has became impressive to concentrate awareness and cleanliness campaign on these places in order to curb the spread of coronavirus through community infection.
He said the most dangerous way by which the deadly virus is increasing among the people is through community infection from places like markets, motor parks, churches, mosques, clubs, stadia and such places where large crowd of people are gathered.
While urging other nongovernmental organizations to come out and give the government a helping hand to stop the ravaging pandemic, Ogidan prayed for God intervention to put an end to Covid-19 in every part of the world.
“Our government at all levels must come out open, clean and transparent on the management of funds meant for fighting coronavirus, so that ordinary people on the street can put their thrust on government officers handling the isolation centres and other engagements on the pandemic.
“By doing this, it will be easier for people like us and other volunteers to continue to take awareness campaign to hooks and corners of our towns and villages with a view to stop the spread of the pandemic through community infection and other means.” Ogidan stated.
Those who were present at the programme were took on how to make a proper hand washing, sanitizing of hands with alcohol based sanitizers, usage of facemasks and maintaining physical distancing at all gatherings.
The campaign took the TIE group to Isinkan, Isolo, Oja-Oba, and Elemo palace ground as well as Benin and Oloko motor parks all in Akure.