NYSC sensitises on community transmission dangers
The Ondo State National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio has appealed to Corps members to go out en-masse to sensitise the people on the inherent dangers associated with overcrowding.
The State Coordinator made the appeal when she featured on a live programme tagged Guest of the Week on FRCN Positive 102.5 FM Akure.
Mrs. Akpabio expressed concern that with the relaxation on lockdown order by the Federal Government, Nigerians will no doubt want to go back to their normal ways of life which is not the best in the present circumstance.
Mrs. Akpabio hinted that even during the lockdown, some people deployed unwholesome system to circumvent the system put in place and this has further compounded the challenges being faced during this trying period.
She noted that now that the government has relaxed lockdown order, people will continue to converge in large numbers at public places such as markets, bus stops, shopping malls where contact tracing of infected persons would be difficult to identify.
The NYSC boss cautioned members of the corps not to see the window of opportunity created as a result of public enlightenment talk and sensitisation to go against the directives on curfew.
The State Coordinator was accompanied on the programme by a Corps doctor, Olasunkanmi Owolabi who explained the procedures and steps to follow in order to contain the spread of COVID -19.
Corps Doctor Owolabi whose place of primary assignment is Nigeria Police Force Clinic in Akure, explained in simple language things that must be done that will assist people to stay safe.
Dr. Owolabi cautioned against the use of face masks which are not medically approved but advised people to add tissue paper in the inner enclosure to serve as sieve to prevent infection.
NYSC Ondo State and Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Vanguard have been in the forefront of supporting Government at all levels in waging war against the Coronavirus pandemic with the mass production of Antiseptic Hand Sanitisers, Face masks, Liquid Soaps.
The materials produced were donated to Hospitals and Government agencies while palliatives were equally provided for indigent and vulnerable people in the society.