In commemoration of the Global Handwashing Day (GHD) 2021, the Executive Chairman of Odogbolu Local Government, Hon. Ladejobi Shuaib visited some selected primary schools within the local government to demonstrate the steps of proper handwashing by teaching children the importance of handwashing for their safety and others.
While addressing the pupils and staffs of one of the schools visited, Moslem Primary School,Oku-Odogbolu Road, Odogbolu ,Hon. Ladejobi Shuaib said, “people mostly wash their hands with water but very few wash with soap at critical moments (for example, after using the toilet, while cleaning a child, and before handling food),therefore in line with this year theme, ‘Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together’, we will be harping on importance of handwashing as an important step to personal hygiene in preventing diseases. School pupils should be taught that, clean hands is a recipe for good health”.
Also speaking at the event, Ijebu Ode District 9110 Rotary President, Mrs (Dr.) Ezima Ester, reiterated the importance of handwashing with soap and water in preventing illness .
The Head Teacher, Moslem Primary School, Mrs Adesanya thanked the chairman for visiting their school as this is the first time the school will be celebrating such DAY with the presence of the executive chairman .She promised to continuously remind the pupils to wash their hands properly with soap as part of their safety rules against the pandemic and other related diseases.
The Global Handwashing Day is celebrated every year on 15th of October as global advocacy day dedicated to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
The Chairman further call on corporate organizations to partner with Odogbolu Local Government to spread good hand hygiene messages and provide resources for teachers to promote hygiene in school environment.