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Coronavirus: Osun Govt Decontaminates Entire State



The government of Osun has embarked on decontamination exercise in all nooks and crannies of the state in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic as well as to ensure that its citizens are in good health.

This was the assertion of the Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo who is also the chairman, Decontamination Committee today during an on the spot assessment of the churches, mosques, courts and banks in Osogbo, the State Capital.

Oladepo said the government took it upon itself to decontaminate public places as only strong and expensive chemicals as recommended by the World Health Organisation which the private fumigators cannot afford are used by the Government for the process, saying this will assist in killing the germs thereby limiting the spread.

He stated that since the commencement of the exercise, the decontamination team had fumigated and disinfected more than 1,800 public and private
schools in the state.

He then advised the general public, especially school teachers to compliment government efforts by adhering strictly to the NCDC COVID-19 protocols through taking necessary precautionary measures such as good hygiene that will help to safeguard and protect the students from been harmed during the period they are in school.

Also speaking on the exercise, the Secretary of Environmental Health officers in the State, Mr Femi Ola commended the State Government for involving qualified and registered Environmental Officers in the decontamination process, saying government had expended a lot to ensure that the exercise is thoroughly carried out.

In his comment, the Ladan of Osogbo Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdusalam Alayo appreciated Osun Government for its extremely kind gesture in combating the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the State, while admonishing people to cultivate hygienic habit.

Places visited by the team today are, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Breakthrough Cathedral, Ogo-Oluwa Osogbo, Osogbo Central Mosque Oja Oba, High Court of Justice Okefia, Markets and Zenith Bank among others.

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