Face masks for covid-19: Pastor Dr. Bolarinwa Michael Omotosho distributes free masks
The new Patron of the Man O’ War Nigeria, Area “C”Command, Alimosho Area Unit, Lagos and National Coordinator of Anchor International Care & Humanitarian Initiative – A non-profit organization, also based in Lagos, Pastor Bolarinwa Omotosho, has distributed free face masks in Alimosho, Local Government Area of Lagos State.
He said he is supporting the efforts of the Man O’ War Area “C” Command, Alimosho Lagos with free distribution of face mask as part of the initiatives to combat the COVID-19.
Omotosho, a Social Work veteran and Alumnus of the Lagos State University Ojo, thanked the men of the Man O”War immensely for working tirelessly in supporting all the security operatives in Lagos in curbing the spread of this coronavirus.
When presenting the face masks to the representative of the Area “C” Command of the Man O’ War Alimosho Unit in Lagos, he emphasized to them on the need of enforcing social distancing among members while carrying out their duties.
“This effort is to help protect residents of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, particularly those whose work do not permit them to stay at home or maintain strict physical distance from others”.
He appealed to all Lagosians that wearing of a face mask, will keep those with or without the symptoms from spreading the virus to others through speaking, coughing or sneezing.
He then stressed that using of face mask is very important as the Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu prepares to reopen worship centres”
“All citizens have great responsibilities to support the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at all levels to curb the spread of this pandemic by obeying simple instructions of washing of hands frequently with soap under a running tap, use of sanitizer after washing of hands, avoid touching of the eyes, nose and mouth, avoid crowded places, covering of cough using the bend of your elbow or a tissue and adhere to social distancing”.
Despite strong advice by the NCDC about the dangers of inappropriate use and disposal of face masks, it is observed that many Lagosians are careless or never want to use the face masks in public places. As a matter of fact we all need to be warned as the cases of Covid -19 increases in Nigeria daily!
He then added that , “In the wake of the pandemic, Anchor International Care & Humanitarian Initiative (AICHI) had proactively distributed food items and cash to widows and aged people as palliatives during the lockdown in Lagos State. “
He also mentioned that (AICHI) joint organizations and alliance campaign against the “RAPE” scourge will soon be launched.