Health: NOA Sensitizes Residents of Oyo Town
Oyo State Directorate of National Orientation Agency, NOA has organized a sensitization programme for residents of Oyo town on the need to practice basic healthy lifestyle.
At the enlightenment programme held with the support of the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, the NOA State Director, Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu solicited the cooperation of traditional institutions and religious leaders in the state to champion the advocacy for healthy living practices among residents.
Mrs Dosunmu while reiterating that the role of traditional and religious leaders in the African settings cannot be overemphasized; said the advocacy meeting was targeted at re-orientating and informing various leaders of groups on the importance of healthy living with a view to encouraging them pass across the messages to their followers.
One of the religious leaders, Retired Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu lauded the National Orientation Agency for the initiative, saying it would go a long way in reshaping the healthy lifestyle of residents of Oyo town.
Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu also enjoined residents to take cognizance of basic healthy practices like hand washing, sanitation, and healthy eating practices for proper growth and safe environment.
The event had in attendance large turnout of stakeholders in the health sector, government officials, traditional and religious leaders as well as representative from all local government in Oyo central senatorial district.