As part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the National Body of the Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT) has donated nosemasks to the vulnerable in Lagos
This was after it donated same to the vulnerable community in Abuja.
The society which is the women wing of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), also carried out an enlightenment campaign to enable people have better understanding of the dreaded disease and distributed fliers to strengthen the message.
Speaking at Pacelli School For The Blind & Partially Sighted Children, Chairperson of SWIT, Lagos State Chapter, Dr Titilayo Fowokan, urged staff and pupils of the school to always abide by the health and safety measures identified by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
She said, ” I urge us to be more conscious this period. Let us endeavour to make hand washing a habit this period and beyond. Let’s make use our nosemask anytime we step out of our house and observe physical distancing when we are in the midst of people. The disease is just for a while, let us support government efforts by observing all the precautions.
The group also distributed fliers in all the centres visited to drive home their message.
Other places visited were: Heart of Gold Hospice; Modupe Cole Memorial Home; and a shopping Mall in Bariga market.
At the shopping mall, the group engaged passers-by in a one- on-one safety discussion and distributed fliers.
In her remark, the Principal at Pacelli School For The Blind & Partially Sighted Children, Sister Jane Onyeneri, thanked SWIT for the gesture and promised to be use items for the safety of all.
Earlier, National General Secretary of SWIT, Dr (Mrs) Odunayo Ani, explained that the gesture was a corporate social responsibility initiative of the society to associate with vulnerable and preached the message of safety to them.
She stated that Lagos was considered for the initiative being the hardest-hit part in the country.