Addressing the audience, the Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Lagos Directorate, Mr. Waheed Ishola said that the importance of the meeting was to sensitise and engage the CSOs to further deepen the message to the people and bring to the fore the need for Lagosians to key into the non-pharmaceutical intervention as the only way to fight the Coronavirus pandemic since there is no known cure or vaccine available.The Director urged participants and residents of Lagos State to closely and diligently monitor themselves of the following symptoms associated with virus; Coughing, feeling of being ill, Sneezing, Shortness of breath, Headache, diarrhea and the transmission mode: through Human Contact, Air transmission and Contaminated Objects. He further used the occasion to deeply sensitise the participants on the non-pharmaceutical intervention measures of COVID-19 such as:1. Proper use of Face Mask, covering mouth, nose and chin even if a face shield is to be used.2. Regularly and thoroughly wash hands with soap under running water or use alcohol-based sanitizer if water is not available.3. Cover your mouth and nose with your bend elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose properly into a dustbin and sanitise your hands.4. Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.5. Maintain at least 2 metres distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing around you.6. If you feel unwell, stay home and seek help and assistance from health experts.He commended the activities of Civil Society Organizations as pressure groups to good governance and appealed to them to join hands with the government to collectively flatten the curve of the virus instead of politicking with the pandemic.In his welcome speech, the President/CEO, Community Agenda for Peace (CAP), Amb. Obuesi Phillips thanked the Agency for recognizing the contribution of CSOs as a critical stakeholder in good governance. He noted that the Organisations had been doing their best in educating the people on the corona-virus but with the indept lecture given by the National Orientation Agency, they would go out to do more in educating the people and walk the extra mile with the Agency.However, he called on the government to model the life-style they would like the citizens (followers) to exhibit, so that the nation can come out stronger and united in the fight. On their part, Mr. Henry Adenigba, the Executive Director of Humanity Family Foundation for Peace and Development (HUFFPED) and Mrs. Mariam Iyabode Shokunbi of Yaba LCDA both called for stiffer enforcement with task-forces at market places, worship centers and motor parks to regulate and enforce the guidelines given by government and health experts.Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of information posters and handbills to the President/CEO, Community Agenda for Peace (CAP), Amb. Obuesi Phillips and to other CSOs by the Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Lagos Directorate, Mr. Waheed Ishola.

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