The Caretaker Chairman of Aare Latosha LCDA, Hon. Kazeem Oshoniyi has flagged off a special fumigation exercise of Bodija market as part of proactive measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the exercise this morning at Bodija market, Oshoniyi said that the fumigation would particularly be done in all markets within his territory.
“The sudden spread of the coronavirus from its initial epicenter of Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, to over 100 countries has had devastating consequences on the affected countries in addition to the huge human cost in the forms of morbidities and mortalities with about seven million people directly affected. The pandemic has brought the global economy to its knees due to restrictions in social and economic activities with the hardest hit being the education, transportation, tourism, health, and international trade sectors. In fact, the devastating negative effects of the pandemic – politically, socially, economically, religiously, educationally and financially – cannot be quantified and it is feared it will take ages before things return to normal, as a result, we decided to fumigate our market place to reduce the spread”. Oshoniyi said.
“This is a start-up exercise of sanitizing our market, because we are fighting this pandemic from all angles,” he said.
The Council Boss commended the state governor, Gov Seyi Makinde for his support to actualize the program.
He noted that Oyo State government has recommended the use of face masks as a government sanctioned precautionary measures against COVID-19, adding, “We have met with traditional and religious leaders to work out modalities for the implementation of different precautionary measures against COVID-19.”
He urged market leaders in the state to sensitise their members to ensure they maintain social distancing in the market, as cCoronavirus has no respect for any person.
“Coronavirus has no cure but the only cure is for us all to listen and obey government’s directives and instructions on measures to follow to check the pandemic.”
The Caretaker Chairman alongside other members of Caretaker, market women, and some other Political office holders.