Olaide Mohammed, a Health Education Officer at the Agege Primary Health Centre.

''As a frontline health worker, I think our work involves risk taking. We know that it is a battle we have to fight. So it is the contract we have signed. When I want to leave the house for my mission, I say to God to please go with me. It has not been easy, but if I don't do it I will not be happy and when I am in the house, what is the joy? When you consider this, you just want to go out to work without thinking of the risk because when you do the work, you are satisfied, you are justified that you have done your own part and you now support it with prayers. My daughter, always says 'mommy you are going out again corona virus is everywhere', and I used to tell her that 'your mommy is a health worker'. I used to sit her down and explain what it entails to be an health worker, that you need to save lives, to the extent that she said 'I want to be a doctor too'. Now when am at home and not going out she will says 'mommy you're not going today again?' So she is now the one reminding me that to go out to save people's lives.''

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