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Kwara: Owolabi distributes over 2000 sanitizers to mark birthday

From Kayode Adeoti, Ilorin

Following the ongoing effect of the pandemic, Coronavirus codenamed COVID-19, the Lawmaker representing Share/Oke-Ode Constituency at the Kwara State House of Assembly, Honourable Rasaq Owolabi, on Saturday, marked his birthday on the streets distributing hand sanitizers to members of his constituency.

The lawmaker took to the streets to personally hand over the over 2000 sanitizers to members of his constituency in Share, Babanlomo, Oke-Ode.

Speaking with the News Hub Mag! after the exercise, Owolabi explained that his move is premised on the fact that preventing the spread of the coronavirus is the only solution.

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“When you see how it has killed so many people and the fact that we have not recorded any case you will agree that we need to keep it that way and the only way is to prevent ourselves,” he said.

He urged people of his constituency to adhere strictly to the precautions given by the state government so as to prevent the pandemic.

According to him, hand shake, hugging, social gathering should be avoided pending the time the crisis is over.

In his words, “In the face of the ongoing pandemic ravaging the land, I empathize with Nigerians, especially Kwarans.

“And it is my sincere prayers that Almighty Allah who has guarded us this far in Kwara will continue to protect us and not allow us to witness it.

“We don’t only pray it doesn’t come to Kwara, but we pray Allah have mercy on us all so that this pandemic codenamed COVID-19 will soon become a thing of the past in Nigeria and across the globe.

“The number of people who have died as a result of the devastating pandemic is alarming. Just this morning, new cases were confirmed in Nigeria.”

Reacting to the humanitarian gesture, a resident of Share, Abiola Adeyemi, appreciated the lawmaker, urging others to emulate his good gestures.

According to Adeyemi, for this pandemic to be easily defeated everyone must be ready to help one another. “No matter how little, people, especially the well to do must be ready to help their neighbors in this difficult situation so that together we can overcome this scourge,” she said.

Also a resident of Babanlomo who simply identified himself as Shola, also commended the lawmaker for taking a giant step towards preventing the spread of the virus in Kwara.

“Together we can address this manace, we still have a special grace because no case has been recorded in Kwara. Government should do more towards ensuring that those that comes in through commercial transport, especially from Lagos doesn’t bring the virus into the state.”



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