As part of her efforts to support the state government to fight coronavirus pandemic, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor of Ogun State on agriculture, Angel Adelaja-Kuye on Wednesday donated face shields to no fewer than five hundred youths in the state.
While presenting the face shields to the youths in Abeokuta, she submitted that the gesture was part of her efforts to prevent youths from contacting the virus.
She maintained that she has also helped in empowering some women to produce the face shields in the state instead of importing from China.
She said, ''I am donating these face shields to two hundred youths in the state so as to support the state government in fighting this deadly virus. We can not leave all to the government to do it alone that is why as an appointee of an amiable Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun I decided to donate these face shields as an added level of protecting the people from coronavirus, when they use their face masks, they can also make use of face shields.
We understand that our people come first and they are trying to face their livelihood at this trying period. We saw all these are being imported from china but why don't we find a way to produce this in Ogun state, so we gathered women and youths together in their respective homes and they are actually producing these face shields. When they produce a set number of face shields they gave out to the public. Today I am donating on behalf of the women and youth in my program and I actually encouraged more to join this initiative.
''We are donating 200 to the youth and we have donated to the Ogun State Government and directly to some communities and we have planned to do more to ensure people are protected.
She advised people to continue to wear their face masks and use theirs face shield as an added protect from coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the Special Assistant to the Governor on youth and sports, Comrade Lamide Lawal lauded the efforts of Dr. Adelaja-Kuye, saying that it is a welcomed development in the state.
He also called on the youths to take the pandemic serious and to take necessary precautions outlined by the government.
According to him, government is doing all its possible best to curb this deadly virus.
Lawal urged the youths to keep to government's directives.
Also the Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter-Ethnics, Prince Hadi Sanni commended Dr. Adelaja-Kuye for the kind gesture, saying that apart of from the donation, she has also brought food to the table of some the women who produced the face shields.
He said, Dr. Adelaja-Kuye has done the best, she should be commended for that apart from the donation, she has also empowered some women to produce the face shields instead of importing them from China that shows that she is a pure and kind heart for the people of Ogun state. Prince Sanni pledged to join her in empowering some of these women and youth.