Written by on March 26, 2020

Dear Authors/Participants,

The changes around the globe brought about by the spread of Corona virus is mind-boggling. The number of cases, the deaths and the responses from governments and people around the world aimed at containment reflect how inherently interwoven our destinies are.

In view of these and especially, the lockdown in Lagos state where the 6th SLIDEN AFRICA National Symposium was scheduled to hold between 6th – 9th April, 2020. The 6th SLIDEN AFRICA National Symposium will now hold via Virtual Conference medium on the 7th and 8th of April from SLIDEN AFRICA Headquarter, Abeokuta with not more than 10 members of the Organizing Committee coordinating the sessions and authors around Abeokuta may be at the headquarter just for their presentation only.

At the moment, we expect more than 70 participants from across the globe. Hence, the need to make arrangements for Virtual Conference where *registered participants* are allowed to present their papers via dedicated electronic media platforms. If you are yet to register for the conference, kindly pay the conference registration fee to:

Account name: Livelihoods Support and Development Center

Account numbers: 1012517151 (for Naira deposit);

or 5071011085 (for Dollar deposits)

Bank: Zenith Bank PLC, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Therefore, it has become necessary to provide the following guidelines for all participants:

  1. We strongly advice everyone to comply with the laws and measures put in place by the government of your states and nations to prevent and combat the outbreak of COVID-19. Anyone who intend to participate in the Symposium should join us via live streams on Facebook, WhatsApp, Armour radio and contribute in the chat rooms that will become active from 8am on Tuesday, 7th April, 2020. Please, share your WhatsApp numbers with the Coordinator at: 08035047641
  2. For the organisers/participants who would attend in person, the following guidelines will apply:
    • Refrain from shaking hands, hugging or huddling within 2 metres on anyone else.
    • Use hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities provided within the conference venue every time you touch a common surface
    • Use nose and mouth guards when in session and avoid physical contact as much as possible.
  3. The organisers will arrange all sessions bearing in mind the constraints that could arise with individual presentationsAs responsible global citizens, staying safe and helping others to do same is our duty.

    Dr Bukola Osuntade

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