The chairman of the Satellite Town Forum (STF) Governor Imitini has released a memo on their effort to create COVID-19 awareness in the community.
According to the memo submitted to Jameela News, residents in the area were sensitized on the stay at home directive issued by the Government, to control the spread of COVID-19 in Lagos state, which happens to be the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria.
Satellite Town is located at the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State. The STF committee has been making laudable efforts in sensitizing the people in the area about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the full memo below:
“The STF under the leadership of Mr Govenor Imitini who have been seeing to the well being and a conducive environment of her community following the menace caused by TANK FARMS with Tankers moving in and out of Satellite Town in conjunction with CONTAINER TERMINALS set up within the community had also carried out sensitization on COVID – 19 on the 7th April 2020.
A Seven (7) Man Committee was set up headed by Dr Donald Anyogu, MD Total Care Hospital within the community. Also Dr Nkem Ugah, a Consultant Pathologist from LASUTH who also is a resident in Satellite Town was part of the committee while Mr Yaya Babatunde, a Medical Sales Representative happens to be the Secretary of the committee and other members respectively.
The aim and objective is to ensure the residents obey government directives by staying safe at home rather than coming out to contact the COVID – 19. Also, the need for people of the community to be enlightened more on the hygienic process, maintaining social distancing, avoid social gatherings and so on.
The STF COVID – 19 COMMITTEE did her best to cover at least 90% of whole Satellite Town in creating awareness and sharing 100ml Hand Sanitizers to those who can’t afford it.
The TEAM had some ugly experiences in some areas visited where members of the community were bullying them, accusing them of eaten money both state and federal gave to them to distributes to the community. Majority of the residents claimed they need food and tired of staying back at home. Some disregarded the awareness that there’s no COVID – 19 in Nigeria.
The TEAM did her best to calm the residents of the community and try to make them understand the Team is only carrying out a Corporate Social Responsibility. In addition to helping prevent COVID – 19 coming into Satellite Town.
Some residents asked imperative questions on the use of Masks, the costs etc. The Team Head Dr Anyogu gave answers to all questions asked in relation to COVID – 19 and added by pleading with residents to obey government directives.
The awareness started at about 10 am and was rounded up at 7 pm. Thanks.
STF COVID 19 COMMITTEE
The team was led by the president of the STF, Mr Governor Initimi, and supported by the Medical Director of Total Care, a hospital in the community, Dr Donald Anyogu and Dr Nkem Olayinka Ugah, a consultant pathologist. Other members of the team include Aaron Ukodie, publisher of e-Worldnews. Com.ng, who mounted the public address system and Mrs Grace Okwazu, one of those who drove the team around.”