As public and private schools in Lagos state resume on Monday for the second term 2020/2021 academic session, head of Otumara community in Lagos Mainland Local Government of Lagos state, High chief Kehinde Kalejaiye has urged the state government to strictly enforce all COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of both pupils and teachers.
While commending the efforts of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu administration in flatten the curve of the dreaded pandemic and to a greater extent to ensuring a COVID-19 free Lagos state, Kalejaiye in a statement on Sunday advised parents to equip their wards with necessary Personal Protective Equipment including facemasks.
He added, “I wish to commend the Lagos state government and its Ministry of Health for their commitment and dedication to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
I must say the efforts are yielding fruitful results as expressed in the rate of recuperation of patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, establishment of oxygen plant and the raid on some club owners and night clubbers who had since been prosecuted by the police.
But the truth remains, the pandemic is still very much with us which is why we have to do everything within our powers to keep our families safe against the virus.
We must abide by the safety guidelines of the government especially as primary and secondary pupils are resuming on Monday. I am urging all students and members of the teaching staff to stay safe and adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines.
Further, I want to advice proprietors to provide soap, wash hand basins, alcohol-based hand sanitisers, thermometers and other essential items in public and private schools across the State and ensure the students make use of them.
I want to stress that staying safe in the responsibility of every one of us therefore every student must wash his/her hands, wear a face mask and maintain physical distancing to avoid the spread of the virus.
And for the school heads and teachers, they must ensure that classrooms are not overcrowded. They must ensure strict compliance to COVID-19 safety guidelines.
While I wish both students and staff a happy and successful new academic term devoid of infectious diseases, I once again commend Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing excellent leadership during this challenging phase of our lives.”