News Coronavirus: Lagos begins mobile advocacy campaign

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Coronavirus: Lagos begins mobile advocacy campaign

News Coronavirus: Lagos begins mobile advocacy campaign

The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

To reinforce efforts to curb the community spread of COVID-19, Lagos State govern­ment has begun an extensive public enlightenment cam­paign, which will spread across all the 20 local government ar­eas and 37 local council devel­opment area (LCDAs).

The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives issued by Governor Sanwo-Olu as the lockdown was eased in Lagos.

Omotoso said: “It was disap­pointing that residents threw caution to the winds immedi­ately the governor announced the partial lifting of the lock­down imposed by the Federal Government. People stormed banks without exercising caution despite the ravaging effects of the pandemic. The en­hanced public enlightenment campaign, which will involve LED and mobile billboards, is expected to strengthen the ad­vocacy on physical distancing and other preventive measures.

“Information about the symptoms, prevention and sample collection centres for individuals who exhibit symp­toms of COVID-19 will domi­nate the campaign. It has be­come imperative to penetrate communities with details that will attract the attention of res­idents to engender compliance with health experts’ directives on COVID-19.

“The campaign is to further increase awareness on symp­toms, prevention and sample collection centres so that La­gosians are further equipped to combat the virus, especially at this critical stage of commu­nity transmission,” Omotoso added.

While reiterating the call by Governor Babajide San­wo-Olu that every Lagosian must #take responsibility in the fight against COVID-19, he emphasised that the Maskup Lagos campaign will be taken across the entire state.

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