COVID-19:EKITI NEWSAN EQUIPS 10 MARKETS WITH VIRUS PREVENTIVE MATERIALS.
As part of measures to compliment the Ekiti State Government’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the Network of Civil Societies on Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) Ekiti State Chapter made donation of Veronica and water collecton buckets, stands and soaps to 10 neighborhood markets in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The markets are; Oja Awedele, Oja Ojido, Oja Enuodi, Oja Irona, Oja Falegan, Oja Mojere, Oja Eremidale, Oja Basiri, Oja Ajilosun and Oja Okeila
Presenting the items to the Iyaloja Ado-Ekiti, Chief Mrs. Waye Osho, Dr. Mary Adeyanju Coordinator NEWSAN Ekiti admonished that the donated items be protected and monitored to serve the purpose for which it was donated.
She said further that market was one of the places where Covid-19 could easily be spread if there were no delebrate precautions.
Dr. Adeyanju noted that because of the ensential role which markets plays in the provision of food to the people, it cannot be locked down indefinitely. However, stakeholders must ensure that while providing these ensential role, the markets should not serve as ground for spreading the dreaded Covid-19 and hence, the donation of the hand washing items by NEWSAN Ekiti to the various markets in Ado-Ekiti.
Appreciating the kind gesture of NEWSAN Ekiti, Chief Waye Osho promised the judicious use of the items.
She however pleaded that more neighborhood markets as well as the major markets when opened for business be considered too for such kind of donation.
Chief Osho Acknowledged that washing hands by sellers and buyers will certainly help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the markets and by extension homes.
NEWSAN Ekiti used the opportunity to sensitise the traders on hand washing, social distancing, use of face masks and adherance to all government’s directives on the convid-19 pandemic.
Barr. Rita Ilevbare Secretary NEWSAN Ekiti noted that citizens must be responsive and unite with Government to ensure the total defeat of Covid-19 in Ekiti State and in Nigeria.