Hand Washing Facilities Photo: CarlyleKindergarten

Lagos deploys 100 hand washing facilities for personal hygiene

*Urges Lagosians to take responsibility for safety, comply with COVID-19 guidelines

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Lagos State Government (LASG) of Nigeria says it has deployed 100 units of hand washing facilities across the local government (LG) and local council development (LCDA) areas of the state.

ConsumerConnect reports Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, in a statement, Wednesday, July 1 said the decision was part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

The Deputy Governor, who noted that the initiative is in partnership with Procter and Gamble Nigeria, stated that the measure would complement other efforts already deployed in the management of the virus.

Even kids advocate regular hand washing for personal hygiene and protection  Photo: The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

The establishment of various isolation centres where those infected with the virus were being treated, the initial statewide lockdown, and the various ongoing enlightenment campaigns on how Lagosians could protect themselves from being infected were some of the initiatives already adopted by the government, Dr. Hamzat stated.

He charged Lagosians to take responsibility for their safety and comply with all COVID-19 rules.

In her address at the inauguration of the initiative in Lagos, Aderemi Adebowale, Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, stated that the hand washing stations were in three variants.

Adebowale said: “Type A has a mounted water tank and will service areas where there is no reticulated water source.

“Type B will be installed where there is reticulated water source that can be connected directly at public places, so that members of the public can have access to water and dispensable soap to wash their hands.”

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