Lagos State marketmen and women have been urged to ensure constant cleanliness around their business areas and indulge in frequent handwashing with soap and water to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The Director-General/CEO, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, gave the advice during a sensitisation campaign at the weekly meeting of the Association of Commodity Marketmen and women of Nigeria, held at the home of their President, the Iyaloja-General, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo in Ikeja, as part of the Agency’s strategic approach to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus in Lagos State.
Speaking at the programme, the Director-General said it was necessary to build the resilience of Lagos residents from the grassroots, noting that commodity traders are key stakeholders who could help curb the spread of coronavirus and other communicable diseases by passing information to residents of their respective communities.
In her remarks, the Iyaloja-General, Mrs. Folasade Tinubu-Ojo commended the Agency’s involvement in the campaign, adding that the Association had been engaging members on personal hygiene and general cleanliness at various times in the past.
Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo, however, promised that the Association would ensure that members present at the meeting take the message of personal and environmental hygiene to their homes and markets in Lagos.
The Commodity traders and other residents were encouraged to report any suspected case of Coronavirus through the Lagos State Emergency Toll Free numbers 767/112 or through 08033565529, 08052817243, 08023401214.