As part of ongoing efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, ex-Oyo commissioner for finance and budget, Bimbo Adekanmbi, through his foundation, on Monday stormed Ibadan major markets to sensitize and distribute sanitizers to market men and women in the state capital.
The initiative is one of the ways adopted by the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, trained accountant to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. The distribution of sanitizers was done in order to prevent many lives from the deadly virus.
Mr. Akeem Ishola, coordinator of the initiative, said the sensitization and distribution of the materials is a genuine concern for the health and total well being of the people.
“Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi will not relent in his effort to build strong perspective on strengthening preventive measures and enhancing community and markets surveillance against all epidemic prone diseases in the state”.
“There is no better time to conduct market sensitization with surveillance than a time like this, our people need education and prevention against spread of corona virus”.
“We should start practicing alternative ways of greeting each other that do not involve handshakes and reduce unnecessary social and family gatherings. We should also be careful about the information we spread especially on social media since unverified information can lead to panic which might cause unwarranted stigmatization against health workers, people of a certain ethnicity or patients,” he added.
The sensitization and distribution held at Bus Stop Gate, Oje, Ojagbo, Orita Aperin, Amuloko, Bere, Agbeni, Ogunpa, Dugbe, Gbagi and Ojoo.