NAS Sensitizes Ogun Residents, Donates COVID-19 Prevention Materials

Femi Adeleke
As parts of its efforts to ensure improved living condition of the people in Ogun State, the National Association of Seadogs (NAS) has donated COVID-19 prevention items to communities, schools and organisations in the State to curtail further spread of the pandemic in the State. 
The Ijebu/Remo/Ifo chapter in Ogun State, Katamaran Deck in collaboration with the Northern California in USA, AftaShok Deck of NAS also embarked on a sensitization tour of some areas in the State.
The tour, tagged, “Medical Mission” is one of the fundamental programmes of the NAS to educate and sensitize the people on the need for them to at all times cultivate health life style.
Some of the places visited were the Divisional Police Headquarters in Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu Ode Grammar School, the Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area Health centre in Itoro, Ijebu-Ode and the Zonal office of the So-Safe Corps, Itoro, Ijebu-Ode. 
The Association also sensitized the people on the need for them to continue to observe the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
NAS also supported the people with preventive materials to commemorate the 2021 World Health Day.
The President of Ijebu/Remo/Ifo chapter; Olugbenga Akindele who led other members of the association on the Medical Mission, said, the mission was one of the Association’s Social Responsibility to humanity.
Akindele commended the leadership of AftaShok Deck (Northern California, USA Chapter), Edwin Oyubu and his members, panelists and all the participants that made the medical mission a success.
In his response, the Principal Senior School, Ijebu Grammar School, Chief Olusesan Joseph Odufuwa expressed his appreciation, saying the “Pyrates” he knew back in the 80’s when he was in the college happened to be friendly, non violence and they’re one of the best students.
He lamented that, some of the public secondary school children are wayward by engaging in illicit drugs, cultism and internet fraud, popularly known as “yahoo yahoo”, but the management of the school has a means of rehabilitating the students which, according to him is not enough.
He implored the Association to continue to embark on sensitization programmes for secondary school students.
Also speaking, the Secretary to the Local Government Area, Mr. Oluwo Amos and on behalf of the head of the Council commended the Association for the Medical Mission.
He noted that their institution is open for invites in any of the association subsequent programmes or if it requires collaboration.
The Director of Public Health Care, Ijebu – Ode L.G.A, Itoro, Ijebu-Ode through Mrs. Abiola Bakare (Ag. Public Health Care Coordinator) and Mr. Ayonkoya Quadri, the Zonal Commander, So – Safe Corps, Ijebu Zonal Command, Itoro, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
In addition to the medical mission project, a zoom Q & A session was organized on the 10th of April, 2020 by the 2 chapters of the National Association of Seadogs as mentioned earlier by shedding more light to the members of these institutions/organisations and the general public on the awareness of COVID-19 Vaccines Effectiveness: AstraZeneca pros and cons with four seasoned medical health practitioners home and abroad.

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