Prevent Spread Of New COVID-19 Variant, Lagos Assembly Tells FG, State Govt

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Hon. Mudashiru Obasa

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly called on the federal and state governments on Monday to ensure appropriate monitoring of immigrants entering the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19’s third wave.

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Following reports on the third wave of the virus, Hon. Rotimi Olowo (Shomolu) proposed a motion under ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance’ in plenary.

Olowo, who also serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, has urged the federal government to ensure that visitors from other nations are quarantined for one week and subjected to a required COVID-19 test.

“The Lagos State government should educate the people about the importance of following COVID-19 rules such as covering one’s nose, washing one’s hands, and maintaining social distance.

“The Lagos State Governor should also instruct the state Commissioner of Health to guarantee that COVID-19 testing is conducted properly throughout the state.

“Education should be provided in schools, churches, mosques, markets, and clubs,” he added, adding that COVID-19 vaccines should be made available to the state’s residents.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the legislator added in the motion, should be praised for raising the alarm about the fresh wave of the epidemic.

According to him, the government should have desks in the state’s airports to guarantee that immigrants are properly registered and quarantined and that their home addresses are known.

The current COVID-19 vaccines may not cover the new wave of the pandemic, according to the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Olalekan Onafeko, to notify Governor Sanwo-Olu of the motion via letter.

Because of the country’s economic downturn, Obasa said a lockdown was not possible at this time, but he stressed the importance of taking precautionary measures to prevent the pandemic from spreading in the state.

Oluyinka Ogundimu (Agege 2) had earlier stated that it was critical to test people entering the country, but Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo1) urged that efforts be made to stop the disease from spreading in the state.

In addition, Hon. Abiodun Tobun (Epe 1) urged Nigerian leaders to take proactive measures to combat the virus.

Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (Ikeja 2) advocated for pandemic preparedness, while Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti Osa 2) suggested that those arriving from abroad be quarantined.

“Religious centres should reintroduce COVID-19 protocols, and the Lagos State government should raise public awareness about the epidemic so that people can begin to follow the protocols,” he said.

Hon. Setonji David (Badagry 2), for one, believes that COVID-19 vaccines should be made available to the general public.

Lagos Assembly tells the Federal Government and the State Government to stop the spread of a new COVID-19 variant.

 

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly called on the federal and state governments on Monday to ensure appropriate monitoring of immigrants entering the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19’s third wave.

Following reports on the third wave of the virus, Hon. Rotimi Olowo (Shomolu) proposed a motion under ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance’ in plenary.

Olowo, who also serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, has urged the federal government to ensure that visitors from other nations are quarantined for one week and subjected to a required COVID-19 test.

“The Lagos State government should educate the people about the importance of following COVID-19 rules such as covering one’s nose, washing one’s hands, and maintaining social distance.

“The Lagos State Governor should also instruct the state Commissioner of Health to guarantee that COVID-19 testing is conducted properly throughout the state.

“Education should be provided in schools, churches, mosques, markets, and clubs,” he added, adding that COVID-19 vaccines should be made available to the state’s residents.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the legislator added in the motion, should be praised for raising the alarm about the fresh wave of the epidemic.

According to him, the government should have desks in the state’s airports to guarantee that immigrants are properly registered and quarantined and that their home addresses are known.

The current COVID-19 vaccines may not cover the new wave of the pandemic, according to the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Olalekan Onafeko, to notify Governor Sanwo-Olu of the motion via letter.

Because of the country’s economic downturn, Obasa said a lockdown was not possible at this time, but he stressed the importance of taking precautionary measures to prevent the pandemic from spreading in the state.

Oluyinka Ogundimu (Agege 2) had earlier stated that it was critical to test people entering the country, but Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo1) urged that efforts be made to stop the disease from spreading in the state.

In addition, Hon. Abiodun Tobun (Epe 1) urged Nigerian leaders to take proactive measures to combat the virus.

Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (Ikeja 2) advocated for pandemic preparedness, while Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti Osa 2) suggested that those arriving from abroad be quarantined.

“Religious centres should reintroduce COVID-19 protocols, and the Lagos State government should raise public awareness about the epidemic so that people can begin to follow the protocols,” he said.

Hon. Setonji David (Badagry 2), for one, believes that COVID-19 vaccines should be made available to the general public.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly

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