The Lagos State Government launched the Mask up Lagos project to sensitize Lagosians on the importance of face mask usage amidst the coronavirus challenge and as part of efforts to curb the community transmission of coronavirus in the state.
In the same vein, the governor also announced production of free face masks for citizens who can’t afford to get one for themselves. These face masks will be distributed across the state.
Sanwo-Olu , therefore, placed the distribution of the free face marks in the Lagos State Office of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Investment, headed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on SDGs, Mrs. Solape Hammond, for effective coordination.
“In an effort to ensure everyone is protected from the Corona virus, Lagos Government, through the Office of the Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, will be distributing free face masks in different Local Governments across the state,” a statement from the SDGs office read.
A representative of the SDGs office, Mr. Lekan Fatodu, who was present with the celebrities during the distribution of the free masks stated that the support from the two famous personalities is essential at a time when some people are still going about with little or no care for the global public health crisis.
He added that the action is geared towards improving public understanding of the danger of the pandemic and also encouraging citizens to comply with the safety measures given by the Lagos State Government against the Corona Virus.
So far, the free face masks have been distributed in some local communities including Ikeja, Ikorodu, Isolo, Ajeromi, Abule Egba, Mushin etc and the Lagos State Government is making efforts to cover other areas of the state in the coming days