The Lawmaker representing Yewa South State Constituency at Ogun state House of Assembly, Hon (Mrs) Bolanle Ajayi, today commenced the distribution of over 700 hand sanitizers to the people of Yewa south Local Government.
The exercise which started at the popular Sayedero market in Ilaro saw the team distributing a bottle each to market women as well as members of the Road Transport Union, AMORAN and other buyers and sellers in the market.
Commenting on the gesture, the Iyaloja of Sayedero Market, Alhaja Adewunmi, flanked by the Babaloja, thanked Hon Ajayi for having the safety of the people at heart by providing this Sanitizers at this crucial time of Covid-19 which is gradually creeping in to the state.
According to her, ” I am so happy that our Honourable could do this at this point in time to remember us in the market, and I pray that God will continue to be with her always”.
While making his own remarks, a teacher, Mrs Cecilia said, “this is a laudable idea coming from any politician from this area”. She disclosed further that, the Sanitizer would save her from contacting the virus as well as saving her from buying at a very high cost from the pharmacy.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Ilaro branch, Alhaji Kayode Inuolajin has described Honorable Bolanle Ajayi as the first politician to provide Sanitizers for the market women, transporters and the people in Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State.
Alhaji Inuolajin stated further that, his Union, the RTEAN has been at the front row in sensitizing motorists on safety measures within Ilaro township by observing all the laid down rules concerning Covid-19 and also through the provision of a banner at the motor park.
In his remarks, a representative of Allied Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria, expressed his appreciation to Hon. Ajayi for deeming it fit to distribute free Sanitizers to their members at this point in time. He however, prayed for God’s guidance and protection upon her endeavours.
As part of their efforts towards ensuring that maximum awareness is given towards preventing the spread of the pandemic in the entire Yewa South LG, the team had earlier visited the palace of Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle as well the former Minister of State for Education, Mrs Iyabo Anisulowo and other political leaders to distribute the Sanitizers, accordingly.
Meanwhile, the market went agog when members of the team decided to be administering the Sanitizer to almost everybody within the market area. Those who were unable to get a bottle freely requested for at least a drop to massage their palms against the deadly pandemic Corona virus.
The distribution of the Sanitizers continues tomorrow with the team moving to Idogo, Iwoye and on Friday, to Owode market and Oke-Odan areas of the Local government.