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Ogun Govt Takes Action Against Rising Blindness Among Factory Workers

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The Ogun State government yesterday calls on factories operating in the state to ensure that their workers are provided with proper kits, including protective goggles, in order to safeguard their eyesight.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr Tomi Coker, stated this during a Press conference in commemoration of World Sight Day 2023 with the theme, ‘Love your eyes at work in Abeokuta.

Speaking with the journalist, Coker, said factories  must make sure that they provide protective goggles for their employees as well as make sure that there’s safety around the workplace.

“We have realised in Ogun State, in particular, that the number of blind people that we see within the factory workers is far higher, the proportion is far higher among the people working in factories than in the general population,” the commissioner said.

The commissioner disclosed that the government had distributed 250 free eyeglasses, otherwise known as ‘Jigi Dapo’ to the artisans at the Mechanic Village, Abeokuta.

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