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Lagos Assembly urges Sanwo-Olu to intensify campaign against COVID-19 spread


Sanwo-Olu L:ASU governing council

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intensify the campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The House made the resolution through a voice vote after a motion  by the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, during plenary on Tuesday.

The speaker said that there was a need for the governor to call on the Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, to continue to create awareness for the people so that they could take precautions against COVID-19.

Obasa said that it was important for the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Tunji Abayomi to brief the House on efforts being made by the government to prevent the spread of the disease in the state.

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He said: “The Governor is down with mild symptoms of COVID-19 and I want to urge all the lawmakers in the House to observe the protocols of the pandemic.

“The Clerk of the House should also ensure that the staff of the House and visitors observe COVID-19 protocols.

“We should sustain the campaign against the spread of the disease in the state.

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“We all know that the disease is on the increase in the United States of America and in other countries.

“The Commissioner for Health, Professor Tunji Abayomi, should come and brief the House on efforts being made to prevent the spread of the disease in the state.”

Commenting on the matter, Mr Bisi Yusuff (Alimosho 1), a member of the House Committee on Health Services, stated that he was afraid of what was happening in the state.

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He said that the people were not taking precaution against the disease.

Yusuff said that the state could not afford another lockdown, but the people needed to be cautious.

The lawmaker said the only option was for the people to observe the new normal, which is COVID-19 protocols.

Other lawmakers took turns to speak on the issue, urging the people of the state to observe the COVID-19 protocols to reduce the spread of the pandemic. (NAN)