By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Thursday deployed 255 of its personnel to work with National Centre Disease Control (NCDC) for the monitoring of total compliance on government preventive measures on control of spread of CoronaVirus.
The state Commandant of NSCDC, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya dropped this hint in Ibadan while speaking on the command’s activities in the ongoing fight against spread of CoronaVirus..
Alhaji Akinsanya disclosed that the deployed personnel are from the intelligence department, medical, disaster management and CBRN of the command and have been deployed to strategic location across the state.
According to Alhaji Akinsanya, the deployed Corps are to ensure that people comply with all the preventive measures so as to make Oyo state “completely safe from the pandemic”.
The Commandant stressed that the deployed personnel are presently patrolling all the nooks and crannies of the State educating and enlightening the people to ” observe personal hygiene, maintain reasonable distance, avoid crowded places,ensure that their house hold stays in doors as much as possible as well as report any health condition that is unusual to nearest health facility as quickly as possible.”
While declaring that his men have visited churches, mosques, motor parks, markets and all other places where people are found in numbers to spread the information on self protection so as not to become victims, the Oyo NSCDC Commandant charged some citizens that may have traveled or return from abroad within past 14 days to go for medical check so as to nip any suspicious health development in the bud insisting that such proactive measures with not only help them to know their health status but will also prevent their family members and others from being infected.