Osun State Government has Inaugurated a fifteen man technical committee to mitigate a possible outbreak and spread of the Corona virus.
The committee which was Inaugurated by the state Deputy Governor, Gboyega Alabi is headed by the state’s Director of Public Health, Gbenga Adepoju.
Addressing a press conference after the inauguration at the Ministry of Health in Osogbo, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, who was represented by the deputy, Benedict Alabi said the committee is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating all response activities on virus.
“The urgency of this meeting is because of what happened in Lagos yesterday where one case was reported. This called for our proactiveness in inaugurating the committee.
“We are not just starting the journey of preparedness of this epidemic but we have been putting things in place and we have been enlightening our people on things to do to prevent endemic disease and to detect them.
“Now that covid 19 is confirmed in Nigeria, it is necessary for us to activate the committee that will look into the control of this disease in case of an outbreak and prevent it in our state.”
He noted that the committee will be responsible for coordinate all response activities, to ensure effective surveillance system and ensure that the state has adequate information as regards any identified likelihood of Covid 19.