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Lagos State Government applauds MSSN Lagos Area Unit

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The members of Lagos State Area Unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), were on Thursday applauded by the state government for joining hands with the state in its fight against the spread of the raging Coronavirus pandemic.

The students donated a contactless handwashing machine to the government as part of efforts to boost the fight against Coronavirus. The locally-made machines are multifunctional, dispenses soap, water and hand sanitizer with no contact. The student-body presented the machine to officials of the Ministry of Health.

While receiving the gifts, Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi commended the students for the donation. Abayomi represented by the ministry’s Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs Abidakun Olubosola, urged the students to keep safe.

In his statement, he said: “We appreciate the MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit that brought this fantastic contactless handwashing machine/stand. They are contributing to society. They are contributing to ensuring that COVID-19 goes totally in our clime. By donating this, I believe we are also keeping safe at home. We will continue to collaborate in everything that has to do with keeping everyone safe.”

MSSN Amir (president) Dr Saheed Ashafa, commended the efforts of the state government in its fight against the deadly virus.

While been ably represented by MSSN Lagos Vice President, Yusuf Temim, Ashafa decried the effect of COVID-19 on academic activities in the state. He also urged Lagosians to adhere to the guidelines given by the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In his speech, he said: “the efforts of the state government in curbing COVID-19 and its management strategy are worthy of emulation by many other states. We are worried about the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state and we wish we can do more.

He added however that: “It is important that we all keep safe at this moment to complement efforts of the government in curbing the pandemic, It has become glaring that the ravaging coronavirus pandemic requires conscious synergy at this sensitive period. The current efforts of the government must be complemented without delay. On our part, we launched COVID-19 Incident Volunteers to embark on continuous enlightenment, facilitation of grassroots support in terms of information and other appropriate volunteering services as may be complementary of the government strides.

In conclusion, he said: “We have positioned standby volunteers across the state who are meant to facilitate this important task as they are also to coordinate welfare services deemed necessary by the initiative as at when due.”

According to him, the donation was made possible through contributions from MSSN members.

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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