COVID-19: CDA moves to fumigate streets, clear drainage channels

Ifedapo Community Development Association (CDA), Surulere, Lagos, will begin fumigation of the area on Sunday, May 10, starting from Tejuosho market and parts of Ojuelegba to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Chairman of the association, Mr Babatunde Sodipe, made this known on Saturday during a media briefing to thank stakeholders for COVID-19 palliatives received in the area.

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He explained that the community which comprised residential areas and markets, needed to be fumigated, sustained and staggered through various market-approved days.

“We will begin fumigation of the streets under this CDA tomorrow Sunday and we will continue this initiative because COVID-19 is a deadly virus,” he said.

Sodipe said that a special COVID-19 task force set up by the CDA was carrying out house-to-house sensitisation to let the residents know that the virus was real and deadly.

He added that market sensitisation as well as enforcement of provision of hand washing devices were made available in shops in the various plazas and shops in the market.

He said that the CDA would begin immediate evacuation of drainage channels to avert flooding ahead of the rainy season and solicited youth’s empowerment in the community.

He pledged the resolve of the new leadership to ensure security and development while calling for more government support in the area.

“We will put in our best to ensure we make you proud. You have chosen us as your representatives and we pledge to do our best in accomplishing the tasks ahead of us.

“We use this medium to humbly call on the government and all involved in community existence to please do the best they can to ensure that our local communities thrive.

“There are several areas within our communities that need urgent government and private sector intervention and the area of youth development and rural infrastructure cannot be left out.

“More can still be done to alleviate the troubles of the masses at the grassroots and we look up to you all for equitable, fair and accountable leadership strides.

“We believe in the government of the day and trust in their leadership capacities to move us all in the right direction as we progress,” Sodipe said.

He pledged the commitment of his team to the State, Local and Federal Governments as well as other community stakeholders.

He thanked all tiers of government, House of Representatives Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, elders of the community, past and current councillors for their contributions toward giving palliatives to community.

“We do not want the gestures to go unappreciated,” Sodipe said.

Mr Patrick Apan an Ex-officio of the CDA, also appealed for more emphasis on youths’ empowerment to tackle problem of non-development in the area.

Mr Adedamola Osho an elderly citizen in the area commended the new leadership for their efforts and appealed that the palliatives meant for the area should be increased because of its huge population. (NAN)

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