To reinforce the measures instituted to contain the community spread of COVID-19, the Lagos State Government has embarked on an extensive Public Enlightenment campaign, which will go across all the 20 Local Governments and 37 LCDAs.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said the exercise was initiated after the discovery that members of the public have not been complying with the directives issued by Governor Sanwo-Olu as the lockdown was eased in Lagos.
“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.
He said information about the symptoms, prevention and sample collection centres for individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 would dominate the campaign.
According to the Commissioner, 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.
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 would be taken across the entire State.
Mr Omotoso solicited public support in ensuring that the campaign is taken to every household and expressed optimism that the fight against COVID-19 would be won, if residents adhere strictly to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.