Representatives of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited adorned in purple Zolat T- shirts arrived early to set up the place for the mass deworming program. The hall which was used for the flag off ceremony was well decorated in Ogun state colours and Emzor rollup banners were seen at conspicuous places around the venue. The event was the flag off ceremony of the school based mass deworming program of Her Excellency , the wife of the governor of Ogun state , Mrs Olufunso Amosun at Yewa College, Ilaro , Ogun state.
Present were 700 children from different schools who were assembled for the flag off ceremony along with representatives from the schools and ministry of Education Ogun state.
The ceremony at about 12:00pm on the arrival of the first lady with the opening remarks made by the commissioner for Education highlighting the need for mass deworming. The Commissioner for Health spoke extensively about worms and why there was a need to deworm school age children. The MD/ CEO of Emzor reiterated Emzor’s resolve to ensure unlimited wellness at all times and this being the reason for the partnership with Ogun state as well as the Emzor passion for supporting worthwhile initiatives . She spoke especially about the usefulness of Zolat as a broad spectrum antihelminth that is effective and affordable as well as tried and tested over years.
A gift was presented by one of the pupils on behalf of the other kids to thank Emzor for this kind gesture. During the course of the program, gift items from Emzor were distributed to all the children and then the flag off ceremony proper commenced where the children were de-wormed.
The first lady of Ogun state then delivered her speech, thanking Emzor for the donation of the 100, 000 doses of Zolat and spoke extensively on the school based deworming program and how Ogun state children stood to benefit from the free donation and mass deworming. She spoke to the children on the need to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling food and demonstrated to them how this should be done. She spoke about the various ways of getting infected with worms and what the children needed to do to prevent worm infections. She then went ahead to administer the first few doses of Zolat to flag off the deworming program ably assisted by the MD/CEO of Emzor and other dignitaries from Ogun state.
Seven hundred pupils were dewormed and the program is to continue at the school level in other local governments.