THE BATTLE AGAINST MALARIA SCOURGE RECEIVES MORE SUPPORT AS LAGOS STATE GOVT PROMISES TO ADOPT MULTI PRONGED APPROACH

27/04/22

PUBLISHER:DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

WORLD MALARIA DAY: LAGOS PLEDGES TO SCALE UP INNOVATION AND DEPLOY NEW TOOLS TO COMBAT MALARIA

……As Firm Partners Lagos to Implement Rollback Malaria Strategies

Lagos State Government has pledged to scale up innovation and deploy new tools to combat Malaria, just as it restated its commitment to eliminate Malaria from the State.

Speaking today during an awareness walk to commemorate year 2022 World Malaria Day in Lagos, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi noted that the need to scale up innovation and deploy new tools to combat Malaria aligns with the theme for this year’s celebration, “Harness Innovation to Reduce the Malaria Burden and Save Lives”.

Abayomi who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye explained that the present administration is committed to tackle the scourge of Malaria by using a multi-pronged approach including Environmental management and Integrated Vector Control for the prevention of malaria; effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment of malaria cases; and Monitoring and Evaluation with emphasis on operational research and the use of its results for evidence–based programming.

He noted Malaria remains a major public health challenge in the State adding that the disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the vulnerable group especially, children of under five years of age and pregnant women.

According to him, “this year’s theme ‘Harness Innovation to reduce the malaria burden and save lives’, highlights the fact that no single tool that is available today will solve the problem of malaria, rather, our collective actions involving improved investments, new and enhanced vector control approaches, diagnostics and antimalarial medicines would speed up the pace of progress in the fight against the disease.

“These investments involve substantial funding support both domestically and from donors. A commendable investment is the collaboration between Lagos State Ministry of Health and Godrej Nigeria Limited, producers of GoodKnight Insecticides to commemorate the Year 2022 World Malaria Day.

“Equally of relevance is the necessity for continuous community engagement and partnership knowing that every effort counts in the fight against malaria. I wish to commend Godrej Nigeria Limited for their partnership with the Ministry in commemoration of this year’s World Malaria Day and encourage more of these collaborations with the private sector”, Abayomi said.

The Commissioner urged all stakeholders to continue in the efforts towards effective malaria control and elimination in Lagos State adding that everyone has a vital role at ensuring clean environment as well as the use of the preventive antimalarial measures and appropriate diagnosis prior to malaria treatment.

“The War Against Malaria (WAM) is one that must be won. Lagos State Government is very committed to this fight; we must all come together to fight malaria, and this can be achieved knowing that “Every Effort Counts”, he said.

Speaking in the same vein, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso who also partook in the awareness walk urged all citizens to support the State Government’s efforts in the fight against malaria.

Said he “We must ensure that we clean our environment properly via effective refuse disposal and management, covering of water storage containers, clearing of gutters, dredging of canals and channels among others, clearing of unkempt and dirty environments as these are breeding sites for mosquitoes”.

“Proper maintenance and management of the environment would prevent mosquitoes from breeding and prevent the malaria parasite’’, He said.

Managing Director, Godrej West Africa, Chitwan Singh who pledged his company’s support to the control and elimination of Malaria in Lagos Nigeria noted that it is important for state and non-state actors to redouble efforts in the fight against malaria leveraging on public private partnership.

He explained that Malaria is a challenge which is within the realm of possibilities of control adding that there is need for collaboration in the areas of education, awareness and involving the right tools and technology to combat the disease in a very meaningful and significant way.

“It is important that we redouble our efforts in the fight against malaria, and the government alone cannot do this. The fight against COVID-19 as thought us what public private partnership can really do. You know when people join hands together and put their heads together, the best technologies are put to use; a typical example is how vaccination can be developed in double quick time which nobody thought was possible, I think similar kinds of initiatives are required even in our fight against Malaria.

“And that is where companies like Godrej come in, we bring in the expertise of innovation, best of technologies, we educate, create awareness and also ensure accessibility to vector control innovative solutions as a core part of our strategies”, he said.

Signed

Tunbosun Ogunbanwo

Director, Public Affairs

26th April, 2022

Dear Parents! Let’s Set The Priorities Right For Our Children, This debate competition For tomorrow at 4pm is A Most For them

22/04/22

DANIELS G.O

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Lagos State government shuts down Chrisland private school over viral video.

18/04/22

Lagos State government shuts down Chrisland private school over viral video.

The Lagos State government has ordered the closure of Chrisland private school ,Opebi Lagos over the viral video of a ten year old student of the school who was allegedly gang raped by her fellow students while in a school competition at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Commissioner for education, Folashade Adefisayo in reaction to the viral video Monday morning made this public on behalf of the state government.

Meanwhile,the Nigeria police force Lagos State command has also reacted to the viral video as it’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin through a statement said the Commissioner of police Abiodun Alabi has ordered full investigations into the matter with a view of establishing the identities of the persons captured in the video as well as the alleged threat to life against the victim including the circumstances surrounding the alleged repeated pregnancy tests conducted on her without the parental consent.

Mother of the unnamed girl while calling for justice over the handling of the case by the school authority who expelled her daughter wondered why it took the management of Chrisland private school to communicate with them barely one month after the incident had occurred and why they sought to conduct pregnancy test on her daughter instead of the COVID 19 test they requested for.

*The Solution Is here For You @ Easter & Always*

16/04/22

Publisher: DANIELS G.O

*Joe C Anatune*
Writes from Awa.

*The Solution Is here For You.*

Easter is a period for sober reflection and ultimate sacrifices in line with what God did to save humanity. Across Anambra State, we celebrate the gift and essence of Easter. Many towns, villages and families will use the period to hold meetings to up the ante in their development index.

Luckily for us all is the coming on stream of a government that is bold in seeking solutions for the plethora of challenges facing our state. Take for instance, the development model suitable for the state. It took into cognisance the small land mass of the state which is further threatened by erosion and flooding in arriving at s decision. It further considered local percularities and global trends and opted for the use of smart technologies to improve the quality of life of our people.

Now the administration. envisions a liveable and prosperous smart Megacity that will be holistically developed. It was on this basis that Anambra people overwhelmingly voted it to control the commanding heights of the machinery of governance. Within the first one month in the life of the administration, it has shown a propensity for facing tough and daunting challenges. it is upgrading Okpoko and Onitsha and steadily unknotting the intricate security challenges in the state.

What however is certain is that in the next months or years, we will witness the footprints of The Solution across the length and breath of the state, putting the smiles on the faces of those not smiling. Meanwhile, enjoy your Easter.

Be of good cheers

*Joe C Anatune*
Writes from Awa.

JONATHAN ESCAPES DEATH, MOURNS TWO POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN AUTO CRASH

06/04/2022

DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed deep sadness over the unfortunate tragic death of two police officers attached to him, in a road crash Wednesday at the vicinity of the Abuja airport, while on his way out of the airport.

The former President who described the incident as painful and heart-rending stated that the sudden death of the two security details has thrown him into deep mourning.

Dr. Jonathan noted with sadness that the deceased, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were fine officers who were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation.

Two other officers sustained injuries in the accident which involved a car conveying the security men. They were rushed to a hospital in Abuja where they are responding to treatment.

The office of the former President has offered condolences to the families of the bereaved and the Police High Command.
Dr. Jonathan prayed God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and bless their families and the nation with the fortitude to bear the loss.

Ikechukwu Eze
Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

WORLD DAY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY…”Move To Live”

06/04/2022

Publisher: DANIELS G.O

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NIGERIAN HEART FOUNDATION DOCTOR KINGSLEY AKINROYE HAS CALLED ON NIGERIANS TO MAKE REGULAR EXERCISE A WAY OF LIFE.

SPEAKING IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 2022 WORLD DAY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH PHYSICIAN NOTED THAT WITH THE INCREASING RATE OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES ACROSS THE GLOBE SIMPLE EXERCISE LIKE WALKING REGULARLY WOULD DO PEOPLE A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD.

ACCORDING TO DOCTOR AKINRONYE, PHYSICAL EXERCISE HELPS IN

(1)PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF NON- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES SUCH AS TYPE 2 DIABETES,AND CANCER.

(2) REDUCES SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

(3)IMPROVES REASONING, LEARNING AND JUDGMENT SKILLS

(4) IMPROVES GENERAL WELL- BEING

(5) ENSURES HEALTHY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

WORLD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DAY IS CELEBRATED 6TH OF APRIL EVERY YEAR AS DESIGNATED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ( WHO).

ALSO KNOWN AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE,THE CELEBRATION STARTED IN 2002 WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING EXERCISE PRACTICING SPORTS AS HEALTHY WAY OF LIFE

THE THEME FOR THE 2022 CELEBRATION IS WALK TO LIVE

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP…LAGOS APEX LIONS CLUB IMPACT MARUWA COASTAL COMMUNITY IN LEKKI

05/04/2022

Publisher: DANIELS G.O

“Some of the focus areas for Lions Club international are The Environment , Hunger Relief as well as Community Health.
We decided to have a full package for the Maruwa community for our impact to be felt and get them to work with on the clean-up exercise”…Lion Dr Matilda Braimoh,President Lagos Apex Lions Club.

On that note, members of the Lagos Apex Lions Club ,registered their impact on the Maruwa Community on the 26th of March 2022.

The Maruwa Coastal community is in an affluent area of Lagos with the community made up largely of the less privileged members of the society,Who generate so much waste and just end up dumping them in the ocean and the coast line.

To get them interested and clean up with us we got professionals to talk to them on the importance of maintaining the coast line.

We also decided to put a smile on their faces by giving them food and drinks, gifts of clothes, bags, shoes and household items and also a medical outreach with a Doctor on ground for different consultations like Blood Pressure, Sugar level tests Free Medications and lots more.

“The amount of plastics picked up on the coastline was alarming. We suggest that the government should sign a Memorandum of understanding up with them and some plastic manufacturing companies to recycle used plastic products.

Government should also do more on educating the public on this menace through all media platforms”

In the last few months the vibrant Lagos Apex Club full of Men and Women dedicated to Service as a way of life have carried out numerous activities around the Seven Areas of Focus of Lions Club International, giving hope to the Hopeless across the Lagos metropolis.

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Canada Condemn Attack on Ukraine

18/03/22

DANIELS G.O

Canada Condemn Attack on Ukraine

Canada has charged The World to Resist Russian Aggression against Ukraine

This was contained in a press statement released on Thursday in Abuja by the acting high commissioner in Nigeria Kevin Tokar and made available to the Press

The Canadian government in strong terms condemned President Putin’s unjustifiable and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

The commissioner held that Putin has launched the largest military invasion of any European country since World War II and has shattered peace and security in Europe.

The statement also held that Putin has shown a brazen disregard for human life, with his attack resulting in the senseless deaths of innocent people and a large-scale humanitarian crisis.

Tokar noted that This is not just an attack on Ukraine but an attack on international law, including the UN Charter, as well as democracy, freedom, and human rights.

He said The consequences of Russia’s actions will extend well beyond Ukraine’s borders.
In launching this war, Russia is seeking to destroy the freedom of a people and overthrow the democratically elected government of a sovereign nation.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stated clearly that President Putin’s military offensive is a severe violation of the UN Charter and has implored President Putin to cease his war on Ukraine.

The statement further held that Russia’s invasion is also having immediate effects on people around the world. For example, the spike in global oil prices caused by this invasion will exacerbate current fuel challenges in Nigeria, while the growing challenges and costs of producing and importing wheat will further drive up the cost of food.

The rising cost of bread and fuel is something that every Nigerian, in every walk of life, will feel.
He therefore urged every world citizen to act immediately with one global voice to condemn President Putin’s aggressive actions And hold the Russian leadership under President Putin’s command to account.

Earlier this month the Governments of Canada and Nigeria, together with 139 other countries at the UN General Assembly on March 2, sent a clear message that President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is unacceptable and that the world is united against it.

2022 WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY…Members Of Nigerian Dental Association Worry About Brain drain & Patronage Of Quacks For Teeth Whitening

17/03/22

DANIELS G.O

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2022 ” Be Proud Of Your Mouth”

Poor Oral Health According to figures presented by the President Nigerian Dental Association ,Dr Kola Obagbemiro at a recent Press Briefing in Lagos State affects nearly three point Five Billion People world wide with far reaching Consequences.

More Disturbing is the fact that, many people do not realize how an unhealthy mouth can have a severe impact on their lives causing significant pain and suffering.

This situation no doubt informed Calls by members of the Nigerian Dental Association to Call for Healthy oral health Habits as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2022 World Oral Health Day with the Theme ” Be Proud Of Your Mouth ”

President Of the Association Kola Obagbemero Appealed to Nigerians not to wait for Problems to Occur before consulting their Dentists as the mouth is a gate way to the Body through which other Disease Conditions can be picked up Early.

The Vice President of the Association Dr Victor Nwabudike was particular about the need for healthy diet, Regular scaling & Publishing by The Dentists to remove Particles that Brushing twice Daily can not remove.

Dr Victor Advised Nigerian to choose Dental flossing in place of using tooth Pick as it can damage Vital Tissues in the Oral environment.

Past President Of the Nigerian Dental Association Dr Olabode Ijarogbe was Particularly not happy about the brain drain in the sector that incapacitated so many of their Colleagues from meeting some of their Obligations.

He supported the Appeal by the Current President Kola Obagbemero for Government to come up with strategies on retaining highly skilled Professionals And to curb Quackery.

The Dentists frowned at the idea of People patronizing Beauty Saloons for teeth whitening.

“According to the NDA President, Teeth Whitening is a dental procedure that must be done by a professional to avoid complications”

Apart from the Press Briefing of 14th March 2022, a week long activities have been lined up to educate Nigerians on the need for good Oral Habits.

World Oral Health Day is Marked 20th Of March Every Year… The Pre-conference Briefing coincided with the Birthday Day Of the National President.

*** Be Proud Of Your Mouth***

LAGOS TASKS BLOOD LOGISTICS FIRMS ON QUALITY SERVICE PROVISION

13/03/22

DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

LAGOS TASKS BLOOD LOGISTICS FIRMS ON QUALITY SERVICE PROVISION

… Harps on Prompt Provision of Safe Blood, Blood Products

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSBTS), Dr. Bodunrin Osikomaiya has tasked blood logistics service firms to build and maintain quality assurance in their logistics services in order to ensure continuous provision of safe blood and blood products in Lagos State.

Speaking recently at the maiden stakeholders meeting with accredited blood logistics service providers held at the LCCI Conference Centre, Ikeja, Osikomaiya noted that the role of blood logistics service providers in the maintenance of cold chain, blood supply chain and transportation of blood and blood products is crucial in the drive towards meeting the growing blood needs of the State.

She said: “This maiden stakeholders meeting is geared towards highlighting the role of blood logistics service providers; their operations, strength, weakness, opportunities and threats towards ensuring the continual provision of safe blood and blood products in Lagos in line with international best practices. This is forum therefore provides us with an opportunity address challenges confronting the provision safe blood for transfusion in Lagos especially with regards to quality blood logistics service provision”.

Explaining that the need to co-opt blood logistics service providers in the overall blood transfusion chain, Osikomaiya stated that the need for prompt supply and transportation of safe blood and blood products for transfusion could not be achieved in a megacity like Lagos without involvement blood logistics service firms.

According to her, there are standards and quality assurance procedures expected of blood logistics service firms in the overall blood transfusion chain in order to ensure that only safe blood are transfused in Lagos State.

Osikomaiya added that the need to prevent and eliminate a wide range errors that may occur in the transportation of blood, particularly in the maintenance of a cold chain has spurred the need for a regular engagement with stakeholders in blood logistics service provision.

She noted that blood logistics firms must always ensure quality services through validation of cold transport boxes, proper documentation, efficient communication and promotion of voluntary blood donation whilst also maintaining good relationship with blood banks and health facilities in the State.

In her word: “The Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service considers the whole process involved in the blood transfusion chain sacrosanct; we intend to eliminate any error that may occur in the blood transfusion chain, from the collection, screening, storage, transportation and transfusion of blood and blood products to patients through top notch quality assurance procedures and commitment from stakeholders. Blood safety and patient safety is of paramount importance to us”.

Osikomaiya noted that LSBTS is poised to ensure that only safe blood and blood products are transfused in Lagos adding that LSBTS is working with all stakeholders in the blood transfusion chain to achieve this mandate.

“We will continue to engage blood logistics service firms on regular basis on safe blood logistics practices and blood transportation to promote uniform implementation of standards and consistency in the provision of safe blood and blood products for transfusion in Lagos State”, She said.

In attendance at the stakeholders meeting were representatives from accredited third party blood logistics firms, public and private health facilities, Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), Lagos State Laboratory Strengthening Technical Working Group, Blood Bank Association of Nigeria (BBSN) and Association of Nigeria Private Medical Practitioners.

Signed

Tunbosun Ogunbanwo

Director, Public Affairs

13th March, 2022