Governor Babajide SanwoOlu of Lagos State has been given a pat for the timely steps taken so far by the government on the coronavirus outbreak in Lagos state.
In a press release in Lagos yesterday, renowned socio-political activist, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri said SanwoOlu deserves to be commended for this positive action by all Lagos residents.
“But the Lagos State Government can still do more as Lagosians deserve more.
No doubt the disease is a serious and deadly one that deserves serious attention.
“We implore the Governor to ensure that necessary drugs and preventive equipments are provided in all our hospitals in the state.”
According to Chief Onitiri, there is need for improved health standards in the collection and disposal of wastes in the state.
“All drainages should be well cleaned and kept in good sanitation. The government should improve on good potable water for the citizens. There should be aggressive public enlightenment on sanitation.”
Above all, he said, the government should provide sanitizer, face masks and gloves free in all government hospitals, public schools and public centres et cetera.
Prevention, Chief Onitiri emphasised, is better than cure. The social critic added that all flights coming from China should not be allowed to land in Lagos, so as to protect all Lagosians from the scourge of Coronavirus disease.
In addition, Chief Onitiri advised Lagosians to abide by the government’s instructions not to panic but wash their hands more regularly and keep their environment very clean always.
“We cannot afford this epidemic to destroy our economy, population and social life. As we defeat Ebola so we shall defeat Coronavirus,alias COVID 19”, he added.