The people of Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency in Kwara, on Saturday hailed the health sensitisation and distribution of preventive materials embarked upon by the constituency representative, Rep. Raheem Olawuyi, over COVID-19 pandemic.
The constituents, including traditional rulers, party leaders and other stakeholders, in separate remarks, described the intervention as unprecedented and first of its kind since the outbreak of the deadly virus.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the sensitisation, which started on Friday, will take the team to 42 wards across the four councils of the constituency.
Rep Olawuyi represents Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti, the Olomu of Omu-Aran while receiving the team led by Lanre Agas, Rep Olawuyi’s Senior Legislative Aide, in his palace in Omu-Aran, commended Olawuyi for his magnanimity and foresight.
“This is highly commendable; prevention they say is better than cure. We should not wait till we are attacked by infections and diseases.
“This gesture from Olawuyi is very crucial toward achieving personal hygiene and we are happy about it,” the monarch said.
At the palace of the Olosi of Osi in Ekiti Local Government Area of the State, the traditional ruler of Osi, Oba Solihu Adasofegbe, commended Olawuyi for complementing the various measures already put in place to fight the COVID-19 menace.
Adasofegbe said there were a lot of expectations on those at the helm of affairs toward ensuring the welfare and well-being of the citizenry, especially during such critical periods as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Shuaib Olanrewaju, an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Omu-Aran, described the health sensitisation and distribution of preventive materials as very beneficial, timely and a welcome development.
“We in APC, we are proud of Rep. Olawuyi not only on this health sensitisation but other people-oriented projects and empowerment initiatives toward bettering the lots of the constituents.
Contributing, Mr John Adefila, APC Youth Leader in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, described the health sensitisation as a right step in the right direction toward promoting personal hygiene among the residents.
In his remarks, Olawuyi, represented by Agas, said the gesture was meant to promote personal hygiene to ward off unwarranted infections among the constituents.
The lawmaker said the gesture was also part of the constituency efforts aimed at complementing the various measures already put in place by the state government in curbing the spread of the deadly virus.
According to him, prevention is better than cure and constituents should try as much as possible, both as individual and group, to maintain and sustain the no case of COVID-19 detection in the constituency and the state at large.
He also used the opportunity to appeal to the people of the constituency to cooperate with the authority and ensure full compliance with the various measures designed to rid the state of COVID-19 outbreak.
“We want to appeal to our people to take their personal hygiene with all seriousness. We should not be involved in overcrowded gathering and more importantly we should stay in our houses as directed as a precautionary measure,” Olawuyi said.
NAN reports that the sensitisation took the team to such communities as Ekiti, Osi, Iloffa, Aran-Orin, Oro, Oke-Onigbin and Ekan.
Others include Aiyedun, Odo-Owa, Ajase-Ipo, Esie, Isanlu-Isin, Idofin, Arandun, amongst others.
Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Adeleye Ajayi