In fulfillment of his promise to the residents of Oshodi -Isolo community, the Local Government Chairman Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh on 8th April 2020 distributed relief palliative material to residents.
The welfare intervention program commenced at Pa Olabintan marriage registry in the local government secretariat where he briefed Stakeholders which includes the representatives of CDC, League of Imams, Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN), youths and women leaders of the community before distribution of the relief materials to all designated picking points of the community, these efforts were put in place by the
grassroots government to curb further spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
He however, appreciated the residents for efforts displayed in support of government directives and enjoined them to adhere strictly to the hygiene and preventive measures with an assurance that very soon we shall return to our normal daily activities in Lagos State.
According to him, ” Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the local government has been working assiduously in ensuring that our community is safe and healthy through various awareness and sensitization programs implemented to get our people informed.
Aside the awareness campaign we have made available some protective materials such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, nose covers, etc shared to the people, the local government have also embarked on decontamination, disinfection of our community and public places, while our public health centres had also been upgraded to ensure the community, is Coronavirus free and ready in case of any eventuality ”
He expressed his sadness over the untold hardship which the people have been going through during this period of lockdown directives but this becomes necessary as our personal sacrifice to save our community, state, and nation from a disastrous moment thus is imperative for the government to provide a relief stimulus package for the people, which the grassroots government has done to support the state Government.
He, however, enjoined the stakeholders to ensure the relief food items get to the people at the grassroots especially the vulnerable, aged and poor of the poorest who are really in need of the food items.
“The relief materials can’t be enough to touch all homes in our community but with honesty it would reach many people. Let’s be sincere, God-fearing, truthful and passionate in ensuring we gave the items to those who really need them in our community.
As a government we have designed means to ensure fair distribution process and believed you will use your discretion to do the needful ” Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh concluded.
In the same vein of demonstrating exemplary leadership, the council boss also toured some streets within the community as he gave some of the relief items to some residents who were caught unaware of the humanitarian gesture of the Chairman.
He promised to keep making efforts to ensure that the suffering of the people is ameliorated.