World Day for Safety: Lawmaker, Yishawu Calls for precautionary measures amid Covid-19

As President Muhammadu Buhari announced the ease of lockdown in Lagos and other States from the 4th of May, 2020, a member in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu has appealed to Lagosians on the need to take precautionary measures at their workplaces.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved for a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday 4th May 2020 at 9 am.

Yishawu, who is Chairman House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, representing Eti-Osa constituency 02, in a statement made available by his information office in commemoration of the ILO World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Tuesday, 28th April, said the day aims to stimulate national tripartite dialogue on safety and health at work.

“safety and health at work is central to the COVID-19 pandemic response globally, not only to protect the lives of patients but also to ensure that our first responders are well protected themselves.

” We should not throw away all the preventive measures such as the washing of hands, social distancing, and use of facemask for our safety. It is most important for us now”, he urged.

The lawmaker maintained that whatever guidelines the President and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu have put in place must be strictly adhered to, most especially at the workplace, saying the deadly virus is still out.

“Government is doing everything possible to protect its citizens, we also need to corroborate the efforts of the government to stay safe. When we follow simple instructions, there will be periods things will return back to normal. Safety and health at work can save lives from the deadly virus”, Yishawu said.

He, therefore, saluted the courage of health workers who are at the forefront of this pandemic and prayed for divine protection upon their lives and Nigerians in general.

The United Nations said the World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, in particular, on the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said the concern is growing over the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections in some parts of the world and the ability to sustain declining rates in others. Governments, employers, workers, and their organizations face enormous challenges as they try to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and protect safety and health at work.