Ogun will soon be free of COVID-19, Gov. Abiodun assures~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online



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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Ogun will soon be free of COVID-19, Gov. Abiodun assures~NEWSEXTRA

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Thursday assured that, with the measures and facilities put in place by the State to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the State, the State would soon be free of the pandemic.

The Governor who gave the assurance while distributing relief materials to the stranded students of Ogun State College of Health Technology (OSCOHTECH), Ilese-Ijebu, expressed the satisfaction that the State, through the COVID-19 Taskforce team, led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele had so far handled the pandemic well.

The distribution of the relief materials was facilitated by the State Government through the office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students' Matters, to cushion the effect of the lockdown on the students.

Governor Abiodun who spoke through his Special Assistant on Students' Matters, Comr Adeyemi Azeez said, despite the success recorded so far in the fight to combat the spread of the virus in the State, his administration would not relent in its effort that the State record zero case of COVID-19.

According to him, the State is intensifying its efforts and putting more measures in place to ensure that Ogun State achieve total victory over COVID-19.

Notable among the measures, the Governor said was the newly commissioned first State fully funded molecular laboratory to increase the number of test, the establishment of various Isolation centres across the State and the commencement of mobile testing of residents, especially those living in border communities.

Governor Abiodun urged the students and Ogun residents at large to continue to comply with the sit-at-home order, wash their hands regularly and use their nose masks at all times.

He disclosed that the government is engaging tailors across the State to locally produce over one million nose masks which would be distributed to residents free of charge when ready.

The Governor seized the opportunity of the occasion to assure the students of his administration's commitment at improving the quality of education in the State, stressing that students would be given top priority in his government.

The students expressed their gratitude to the Governor, assuring that they would continue to comply with the various precautionary measures put in place by the government to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.

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