- Governor Udom Emmanuel is not resting on his oars in ensuring COVID-19 is a thing of the past in Akwa Ibom
- The Akwa Ibom state governor had invested heavily in healthcare even before the pandemic struck
- A foundation has complemented the efforts of the governor by donating ambulances and facemasks
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Akwa Ibom governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has restated his administration’s commitment to decimating COVID-19 in the state even as schools resume for exit classes.
Governor Emmanuel stated this while taking delivery of five ambulance buses and 100,000 facemasks donated to the state by a foundation at Government House, Uyo.
He said already, the effort of his administration in fighting the pandemic has paid off, adding that there will not be any complacency on the part of the state government.
He promised to deploy the ambulance buses to the different local government areas of the state in line with his administration’s policy of ensuring that every part of the state is well equipped for an eventual medical emergency.
He also hinted that the facemasks will be sent to schools for students in exit classes who have resumed for examinations.
The management of the foundation commended Governor Emmanuel for his passion and creativity in the fight against COVID-19.
Governo Emmanuel recently revealed that the Akwa Ibom state government has so far invested over N3billion in ensuring citizens survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
He revealed this while addressing Akwa Ibom residents in a citizens’ feedback programme, streamed on both electronic and social media platforms on Saturday, July 25.
According to him, in order to ensure that Akwa Ibomites can access the best health care, three more containers filled with medicals equipment and supplies have been acquired and delivered to the state.
Meanwhile, the federal government has announced plans to carry out COVID-19 tests for five million Nigerian farmers across the country.
This was disclosed by the minister of agriculture and rural development, Sabo Nanono, on Tuesday, July 21.
Nanono made the comment while delivering a keynote speech during a virtual meeting with major players in the agricultural sector.
In a related development, some civil society organizations in Nigeria have launched a series of public service announcement aimed at enlightening the public on the harmful effects of hydrogenated fats, saying its impact is far more insidious than COVID-19.
At a virtual event recently projected from Abuja, the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) unveiled the Public Service Announcements for use by public health groups.
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