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Lagos begins enlightenment campaign in 57 councils

By Oziegbe Okoeki

Lagos State government has begun an extensive public enlightenment campaign to reinforce its efforts at curbing further spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign will be held across all the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state.

Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso broke the news on Thursday in Lagos.

The commissioner said the move followed the discovery that members of the public did not comply with the directives announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ease the lockdown on the state.

He said: “It was disappointing that residents threw caution to the winds immediately Mr. 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.”

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