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Covid-19: LSWRC Embarks On Hand Washing Advocacy To Banks, Motor Parks, Others

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Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) on Tuesday embarked on advocacy to financial institutions, motor parks and others across the metropolis to sensitize residents on the importance of hand washing with soap under running water to flatten the curve of Covid-19.
Tagged “StopTheSpread”, the exercise was geared towards arousing the consciousness of residents on the need to personally take responsibility to support efforts of the State Government to curb the spread of the virus which is a global pandemic.  
Speaking during the exercise, Executive Secretary of LSWRC, Mrs Funke Adepoju said the need for the advocacy became important in furtherance of WASH which is an acronym for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, a key health issue with international development and the focus of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 6.
“As we know, Covid-19 is a WASH disease and part of the ways to effectively ward off the threat of the pandemic is to ensure we imbibe regular intake of clean water, good personal hygiene practices and top-notch sanitation of our environment.

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“Our hand washing advocacy is essentially to stop the spread of the virus. The fact is aside using sanitizers, washing your hands with soap under running water is one of the effective ways to fight the virus.  
“Soap loosens the grip of the virus on the skin and destroys the outer layer of the virus, pulling it apart and so hand washing with soap means you can remove the virus and wash it away before it has the chance to infect you,” Adepoju explained.  
She added that since the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the State Government under the leadership of the Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had been doing a lot to fight the scourge, and that it was important that the people supports the initiatives of government, especially in terms of adhering to the protocols established to stop the spread.
“It has been well publicized that regular washing of hands with water and soap and maintaining high level of hygiene are critical to ward off the threat of the virus.
“As the agency of government that holds the mandate to regulate the production, distribution, abstraction, consumption, supply and use of water as well as quality of service, our advocacy is to emphasize the significant role of hand washing with soap under running water at this crucial point in time,” Adepoju said.
According to her, the obvious high impact between public health and clean water had further reinforced the need for all stakeholders to key into the vision of the present administration in the State to safeguard the health of residents in line with the second pillar of the THEMES agenda.

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Loyalty: Ooni Sets To Reward Princess Toyin Kolade

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All her life, Princese Toyin Kolade with the moniker ‘Iyaalaje Apapa’ has dedicated all her life looking into the affairs of the downtrodden. She has vowed to keep touch lives regardless of the propaganda and hatred tied to it by naysayers.

Those close to the Fisolak Global Resource boss would attest to the fact that; she is an hardworking and supportive woman. She has been championing the revatilization of the Yoruba culture and tradition with the help of His Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi, most especially, as the sole promoter of the annual Aje Festival (Festival of Wealth)in Ile-ife the cradle of Yoruba race.

Ever since the coronation of Oba Ogunwusi in 2015, the affable business woman has showed unflinching support and loyalty to him in all ramification. Like the popular axiom; There is reward for hardwork and loyalty; Sources disclosed that; the cosmopolitan business woman is getting set to be bestowed with the highly coveted Yoruba title as the ‘Iyaalaje Oodua’ (Head of market men and women in Yoruba land) by the Ooni of Ife.

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Sources further gathered that; preparations are already in top gear as the ancient city of Ife will welcome top political officials, Captains of industries and socialites who will move in their large numbers to celebrate with the stylish Osun State born philanthropists. “The title coronation party will be a massive one. It will hold sometimes in the first week of March 2021 after the annual Aje Festival in February. The title for Princess Toyin is like putting a round peg in a round hold. She is sparing no cost to fete all invited guest that day. Those few who will be privileged to attend will never forget in a hurry.”

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Stanbic IBTC Receives Outstanding Community Service Award

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In recognition of its meritorious contributions to the development of Olambe Community in Ogun State, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has been honoured with the Outstanding Community Service Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category.
The award, organised by Ascend Hotels Limited, in conjunction with Rainbow Entertainment, was held recently. It was an avenue to recognise brands and personalities who positively impacted the community through their activities.
The selection process was based on wide consultation with various community leaders and endorsement letters that provided specific details about the reputation, dynamic growth and sustainable business achievements and award recipients’ qualifications. Expressing the Bank’s appreciation for the recognition, Wole Adeniyi, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, stated that the organisation is excited to reap the fruits of its various corporate social responsibility initiatives which is a testament of the hard work we put into supporting the underserved within the communities we operate. Adeniyi reiterated that the Bank, besides its business objectives, also strongly believes in giving back to the communities where it operates to create an enabling environment in society continually. “Through our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative, which is hinged on three major pillars, namely: Education, Health and Economic Empowerment, we consistently reach out to underserved communities and provide the assistance required to make the society a better place,” Adeniyi added.
Congratulating the leading financial institution on behalf of Olambe Community, Wale Olatunde, Chief Executive Officer, Ascend Hotels Limited, urged other corporate organisations to take a cue from Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC.
He stated that the development of the various communities in the nation was a collective responsibility. According to him: “We must be intentional in offering adequate support to the government and the people of our communities to achieve the desired growth.”
Speaking on the award won by Stanbic IBTC Bank, Olatunde said: “This is a well-deserved honour given to the organisation for being dependable and supportive over the years. We recognise and appreciate the positive impact and contributions of the organisation to Olambe Community.”

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MC Ajele set for holiday in Dubai, recounts 2020 experiences

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One of Nigeria’s foremost entertainer, comedian, actor and astute wedding compère, Adeyemi Ajele, popularly called MC Ajele has recounted the ugly, good and best experiences of the year 2020.

The versatile humour merchant, who has concluded plans to enjoy about 3 weeks holiday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, recounted that though 2020, started great, the year nosedived into a shadow of a year, when the pandemic shut all actives within the country for almost 4 months.

‘What a year in retrospect, 2020? We thank God we all made it into this brand new year. I just hope we won’t overhype this one too, as we did to 2020. I’m grateful to God, despite all the chaos of the year, I triumphed. At least, we did some major events, got some corporate deals, and I was able to use the forceful holiday around April, May and June, to concreting my emotional stability’.

The ace comedian who singled out the anchoring of Bishop David Oyedepo’s daughter, Joyce, as a great comeback described 2020 as a year that’s just greatly quintessential.

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‘When we did the Joyce wedding, it was a great comeback. And after that many private events surfaced creating another good side for 2020’

‘I was privileged to anchor the Africa Digital Awards, 2020, the Olusoga 70th birthday, LASAA end of the year, even the first Ilaje Music Festival amidst others’

On plans in Dubai, he said its a time to plan for a greater 2021.

‘I just want to have time off work, be privately engaged with some developmental planning, like I want to find my feet in Agriculture and some stock market trading, maybe Forex. It will also afford me the opportunity to unwind after we did back to back in the last weeks of 2020’

MC Ajele, enjoined his fans to keep the love coming in, as he’s got lot in the bag for year 2021.

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