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Ogun electoral commission trains staff on Covid-19 prevention ahead of LG poll

Ogun electoral commission trains staff on Covid-19 prevention ahead of LG poll

Ahead of the local government elections slated to be held sometime next year, the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has conducted basic preventive training for electoral staff on Coronavirus pandemic.

The training, according to official statement, was conducted for electoral staff, especially field officers as part of measures to embrace attitudinal change towards work ethics and be a COVID-19 compliant by wearing nose masks, washing of hands and usage of hand sanitisers at all times to prevent the spread of the deadly virus before, during and after the local council poll.

Speaking shortly before the training held at OGSIEC Secretariat, Oke-ilewo, Abeokuta, the State capital, Mojisola Dosunmu, permanent secretary said the programme was birthed in order to further encourage the staff to gear up to working, as well as adhering to preventive measures of COVID-19, especially in their offices as the virus is still very much within, noting that it is more important to prevent staff and voters from contracting it than be looking for the cure.

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Idowu Kehinde, director, Management Services and Zonal Administration, implored the staff to cultivate the right attitude to work, while upholding the principles and ethics of the civil service, as this would foster achievement of organizational goals set by the government.

She added that officers should be willing and ready to learn as well as be a team player at every point in time, saying this will enhance their productivity at the workplace, especially through working together as a team.

Earlier, Olalekan Sodeinde, physician from the State Ministry of Health, in his lecture said Covid-19 was very much within, noting that observing physical distance reduces the risk of contact with droplets from an infected person’s sneeze and cough.