Lagos State House of Assembly Complex
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday February 1st, 2021 asked the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to call on the state’s commissioner for information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, to embark on enlightenment campaigns and education of the people concerning the dangerous effects of the covid-19 pandemic on the society.
The House said its decision follows the outright disregard for the protocols against the pandemic by some residents and visitors to the state.
Prior to the decision of the lawmakers, Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, noted that the state, just like the country, cannot afford another lockdown because of the adverse effect such would have on the economy.
Speaker Obasa said there was a need for more enlightenment because COVID-19 in the state and country was taking a dreadful dimension.
The acting chairman of the House committee on health, Hon. Hakeem Sokunle (Oshodi/Isolo 1), had raised concerns over the new wave of COVID-19 in the state.
Sokunle told his colleagues that before now, only few patients needed oxygen.
The situation, he said, has changed as over 80 percent of patients now needing oxygen.
He proposed that apart from enlightenment, there should be strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols as well as the cancelling of social engagements.
He also urged that wearing of face masks should be enforced.