The sensitization programme which took place at Anioma Market in Asaba earlier today witnessed the distribution of flyers on Covid-19 and face masks.
The NYSC team led by the State Coordinator, Mrs Olutayo Samuel urged the market women to maintain personal hygiene and also adhere to all Covid-19 protocols to stay alive.
“Coronavirus no know big man and small man. E no dey respect the rich nor the poor. Make we join hands make life better for we country. For now the disease has no cure, please adhere to the rules and regulations of NCDC and stay safe. Always use your facemasks in public places”, she warned.
There was a demonstration of hand washing, the use of hand sanitizers, a drama playlet to inform the marketers of the need to take precautionary measures and that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a death sentence, if reported earlier.
In a related event, a donation of hand sanitizers and facemasks were made to the Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area in the State.
The Chairman Warri South, Honourable Michael E Tidi (Ph.D) while receiving the donated items from the NYSC management in the State, commended the Scheme for joining hands with the State Government in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Coordinator, Mrs. Samuel Olutayo represented by the Local Government Inspector, Mrs Abodunde Olubunmi pledged the NYSC commitment in the area of awareness campaign against Covid-19, deployment of Corps Medical Personnel to assist doctors in the front line of treating infected residents, production of alcoholic based hand sanitizers and facemasks, and donations to the less privileged in order to cushion the effect of lockdown on the residents.