NYSC members take hygiene campaign to Lagos Coconut Market
In a bid to sensitive market women on the need for proper hygiene, NYSC members in the Medical and Sanitation group from the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Council of Lagos State recently stormed the famous Coconut Market for a health and hygiene sensitisation walk.
The walk, which is part of their weekly Community Development Service (CDS) and duty to their fatherland, had the corps members carrying cards with inscriptions about personal hygiene, waste management and disposal, environmental health and others. During the session, they educated the market women on the dangers of selling in dirty and unhealthy environments, improper waste disposal and dangers associated with not washing their hands regularly with soap.
They explained the need for extra caution to be taken, as the world continues its battle against the spread of Lassa fever and Corona Virus. The corps members gave out useful information on how to stay safe, pointing out that healthy hygiene is a collaborative effort of everyone and not for the government alone.
Some materials such as waste bins, nose masks, aprons, and others were distributed as a token to the traders to aid proper cleaning.
Speaking on behalf of the traders, the Iyaloja of the Coconut Market, Alhaja Hafisat Oyedele expressed her delight in the effort of the corps members towards ensuring that traders observe personal hygiene and that of their environment.
“We are happy that you are informing and educating us about Lassa fever and coronavirus, we hear about these diseases on radio and television, so we have information about them and we talk to our traders in our meetings. It is only a goat that we hear these things and pays deaf ears to it. We believe our traders will adhere to these warnings,” she said.