The fight against the spread of the COVID-19 across the State recently received a boost when the Lagos State government deployed equipment to all the 57 LG/LCDAs for sanitation and disinfection of public spaces and surfaces such as markets and bus stops, among others.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, who spoke during the deployment of the equipment to all the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas, urged the leadership to complement the efforts of the State Government in making the entire metropolis safe and secure.
He called on Conference 57, comprising all the Local Council Chairmen, to sustain the sanitation exercise, stressing that the State Government is aggressive in its attempt to combat the pandemic and reminding them of the need to take up the responsibility of ensuring a safe and healthy environment.
Speaking on the development, the Chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Mr. Mojeed Balogun commended the State Government for the kind gesture and for rolling out different precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In the same vein, the Chairman of Mainland Local Government Council, Mrs. Omolola Essien, who is also the Chairman of Conference 57, thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for deploying the equipment to all the Local Government Councils and for the proactive manner of addressing the COVID-19 issue.
Receiving the equipment at Ikosi-Isheri LCDA, the Chairman of the Council, Princess Abolanle Samiat Bada, said that Council officials will commence the sanitation exercise immediately, adding that the equipment would expand the reach of the exercise to all public spaces in the area.