COVID-19: NSCDC begins implementing social distancing in Ogun


The Ogun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have launched special operations to ensure social/physical distancing during banking hours.

The State Commandant, Alhaji Hammed Abodunrin, directed that a professional implementation of the physical distancing order meant to flatten the curve of the virus in Nigeria be immediately embarked upon.

He had directed the Command’s Disaster Management and Technical Departments to ensure that a professional demarcation of bank premises be immediately done in tandem with the government’s directives.

The State Commandant personally supervised the demarcation at various banks premises to ensure compliance. He said the Operations Stay at Distance (OSaD) is aimed at ensuring physical distancing and it will be done in the most civil manner” Abodunrin said.

Meanwhile the command has also acquired the machine for regular disinfection of its headquarters premises and other formations of the command as may be necessary.

The Commandant noted that as an agency that may have to arrest and detain suspects for high profile crimes such as vandalisation and oil theft, regular disinfection is inevitable.

He disclosed further that while the command procured the machine, the Ogun State Ministry of Environment supplied the appropriate specification of the right chemicals and disinfectants free of charge.

The State Command has keyed into this opportunity by also training some of its disaster management personnel on the professional and skilful ways of disinfecting their environment without having the recourse to invite the State Ministry of Environment every time.                                                                                                                        Abodunrin then assures the State Government of the Command’s prompt responses during this pandemic period and beyond, all in the bid to make sure that the dreams and aspirations of the government are achieved


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