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Coronavirus: Speaker Obasa Calls For Calm Among Lagosians

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Lagosians to remain calm following the confirmation of Coronavirus in the state.

Naija News reports that the Federal Government had on Friday morning confirmed the first case of the virus in Nigeria.

Reacting in a statement obtained by Naija News, Obasa assured Lagos residents that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led state government is always proactive in relation to safety of lives.

According to the Speaker, prior to the confirmation of the first case of Coronavirus in Lagos, the state government had kept its antennae alert and had constantly enlightened the people concerning the health concern.

He said: “Even though it is the most populous city in the country, Lagos state has always anticipated and taken steps ahead of events by equipping its medical facilities and making sure disease control centres are up-to-date with issues related to their field. This is why residents of the state should remain calm at this time.

“I can assure you that the executive arm of government is not relaxed and will continue with its concerted efforts to nip this concern in the bud.

“Be assured also that the legislative arm of the state government will do all within its powers to help the executive curtail the ailment since, as fortune would have it, we only have one recorded case.”

Hon. Obasa noted that the Coronavirus only causes mild illnesses that are easily treated and can only be severe if there are underlying chronic health challenges.

The Speaker said residents need to support the state government to achieve its set goals by adhering to every instruction announced by the authorities “on how to take charge of our health, which is very important at this time.

“We are told to always wash our hands, stay a distance from those who are sneezing and coughing as well as other such simple instructions,” he said.

Obasa also charged residents to promptly report suspected cases adding that the Assembly would soon meet over the development.

He reminded Nigerians to call the federal government’s line: 0800-970000-10 and appealed to Lagosians call the state’s helplines: 08023169485 or 08033565529 or 08052817243 where cases are suspected.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.