As the COVID-19 Lockdown enters third week, the Lagos Diocese Anglican women under the aegis of Women’s /Girls Organization, recently identified with the Lagos State Government in the fight against the pandemic by donating sanitary and personal hygiene materials for frontline workers in Lagos State.
Items donated include; ten cartons of Latex powdered examination gloves, ten cartons of alcohol based sanitizers, ten cartons of germicides, ten cartons of hypo bleach, ten cartons of Oliva moisturizing anti bacterial hand wash, ten cartons of harpic toilet wash, ten packets of belle toilet rolls, ten cartons of Rose of Africa facial tissue, ten packets of Swiss flower fresheners, ten mopping sticks, ten mopping buckets with wheels and ten long stroke brushes.
Making the donation at the Lagos House, Marina recently, President of the organization, and wife of Bishop, Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), Professor Mrs Motunrayo Olumakaiye said the gesture was to support the government to deal with the challenges of COVID-19, which has put the world, in a very difficult situation.
She explained that in addition to the donation of cash, medical supplies to the state government and the distribution of food items to the vulnerable by the Lagos diocese, the business and Professional Women’s Fellowship of Women’s Organization of of the diocese made additional donation of Cleaning, Sanitary and personal hygiene materials to the frontline workers because of their high level of exposure and vulnerability. “We believe that clean surface is one of the ways by which we can contain the spread of the coronavirus. We also believe that since cleanliness is next to godliness, those items would be more helpful at this time and always.
Olumakaiye commended first lady of Lagos State , Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and her husband for their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, and prayed that God will heal the land because, for that purpose, Christ was revealed to destroy the works of the evil ones. “We pray that God will intervene and heal our land speedily and will continue to pray and believe that we shall have the last laugh over this matter.”
Responding, the first lady of Lagos State expressed gratitude for the kind gesture of the Lagos Anglican Women and Girls Organization, stating that such donation would go a long way in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the state.
She urged the Anglican Women group not to relent on their useful contributions in the development of the state and on human capacity building.
Sanwo-Olu used the opportunity to call on Lagosians to always maintain social distancing both at their work places and homes. “We are working hard to prevent spread of COVID-19 and everyone is expected to play important role in that regard. So, we should remember to wash our hands always. If anyone has travelled recently from a country with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 outbreak in the last 14 days, the person is expected to stay at home and isolate hime or herself.”