Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi, popularly known as Pasuma, and comedian, Owen Osemwengie, popularly known as Owen Gee, have thrown their weight behind the MaskUp Lagos initiative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Lagos State Government launched the project to sensitise residents on the importance of face mask usage amidst the coronavirus challenge and as part of efforts to curb the community transmission of coronavirus in the state.
Mr Sanwo-Olu also announced the production of free face masks for Lagosians who can’t afford to get one for themselves. These face masks will be distributed across the state.
Pasuma was in the Mushin area to share face masks on Saturday.
Speaking on the MaskUp Lagos campaign, Fuji musician said he endorsed the initiative because of the need for everyone to support all the efforts by the state and Federal Government to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
“This virus has disrupted our lives and we need to join hands to stop the spread. We have been told that one of the best ways to stop the spread is to use a face mask. We want to go back to work because we can not continue to stay at home. If we must go back to our daily activities we must also ensure we don’t spread the virus by maintaining all the rules like social distancing, washing of our hands and the use of face mask,” the Fuji star said.
In his remark during the street distribution of the face masks to residents, Owen Gee noted that the lockdown has mostly affected players in the tourism and entertainment industry because of the ban against large gatherings.
He said, “It is in our interest to cooperate with government so we can defeat this pandemic as quickly as possible. As the government prepares to open up the economy, we must step up the campaign on the use of face mask by all.”
So far, the free face masks have been distributed in some local communities including Ikeja, Ikorodu, Isolo, Ajeromi, Abule Egba, Mushin etc and the Lagos State Government is making efforts to cover other areas of the state in the coming days.