OGUN ASSEMBLY TASKS LGs, OTHERS TO STEP UP CAMPAIGNS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS~NEWSEXTRA  - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

OGUN ASSEMBLY TASKS LGs, OTHERS TO STEP UP CAMPAIGNS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS~NEWSEXTRA 




Ogun State House of Assembly has challenged the Community Development Departments  in the twenty Local Government Councils in the State as well as the Community Development Councils and the State Council of Baales to step up sensitisation teams towards collaborating with the State Ministry of Health towards sensitizing members of the public on the preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the State.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo gave the task while responding to the remarks of  a member representing Abeokuta South II State Constituency, Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa, who spoke under Personal Explanation, on the need for the relevant agencies of government to improve on the sensitization and orientation of residents, particularly the rural dwellers.

Acknowledging the impressive media sensitization and advertorial against the spread of the disease in the State, Oluomo also tasked members of the Community Development Associations in all parts of the State to join in the massive campaign against the spread of the disease.

In another development, a member representing Abeokuta North State Constituency, Hon. Modupe Mujota has lauded the State Government for the swift response to the incidence of fire outbreak that occurred at Lafenwa and Petrol tanker explosion at Rounder around Abule Ijaye area recently, while appealing for government's intervention on the need to provide succor for the victims of the incidents. 

Meanwhile, Speaker Oluomo has made an appeal to the State Governor, to intervene  on behalf of border communities in the State, especially Imeko Afon and other parts of the State on the need to prevail on the men and officers of the customs service to check their excesses as they had extended the Federal Government's directive on 20km to over 30km causing unnecessary challenges for the residents of some of the border communities in the State.

Oluomo made the appeal while responding to the presentation of the Minority Whip, Jemili Akingbade, who reported the excesses of the men of the Customs drafted to the border towns, who often stopped petroleum tankers from places like Olorunda and Owode, which were over 30km to the border, thereby making access to the product  more difficult for the residents of the border communities. 

Earlier at the Plenary, the Speaker acknowledged a correspondence dated 3rd March, 2020 from the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun proposing a Bill for a Law to amend the Ogun State Health Insurance Law, 2018.

"The bill which has received the approval of the State Executive Council is being forwarded for the due consideration of the House of Assembly and consequent passage into law" the letter partly reads.

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