COVID – 19: Gender Advocate sensitize market women in Lagos

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In a bid to curtail the spread of COVID 19 and to enlighten the populace on the danger of the pandemic, Gender Advocate and Rise Up Fellow, Feyikemi Idowu Fabiyi has embarked on a sensitization walk to a market in Lagos.

The sensitization walk which was held on Thursday, 16th of July, 2020 at Ayewadun Market, Kola, Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State was well attended by market women and young girls.

While speaking to the women, Fabiyi explained that women and girls are more vulnerable to being infected with the pandemic because of the level of exposures they have to various persons, most especially in market places. She then admonished the women to take necessary precautions because COVID-19 is real.

“As women, we need to take adequate precautions because if you are infected, you would have to go for treatment and it would affect this business you so much care about. In the process, you could also infect other family members,” she added.

She also spoke to the market women on Sustainability Development Goal (SDGs 3), stressing that the good health and well- being of women and girls is very paramount.

At the end of the sensitization walk, nose masks were distributed to over 450 market women and girls for free.

The sensitization project was supported by Mrs. Funmi Owolabi of the Office of Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Sustainability Development Goals.

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