AKWA Ibom Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, has warned against flouting the safety measures on coronavirus pandemic as the state government relaxed the restrictions of movement to enhance economic activities.
Ekpo gave the warning while addressing management staff of his office on Tuesday in Uyo, who returned to work in line with government directive.
The deputy governor urged residents to recognise that the danger of COVID-19 was not yet over, stressing that residents should remain conscious during this emergency situation.
He said that the ease on lockdown does did not call for the abandonment of safety protocol, as it would prove suicidal.
According to him, all efforts must be put in place by all to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Ekpo called on the people to abide by the minimum safety standards of social distancing, wearing of face masks in public places, hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers, as these were the first line of protection against the deadly virus.
The deputy governor, however, reiterated that the prohibition order on public and religious gatherings, marriages, funerals and parties were still in force.
“I salute the courage and resilience of the people in the face of the pandemic. I urged you all to remain confident in the capacity of the governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, to provide the required leadership in times like this.
“Even in the face of this emergency and the buffetings from the arrows of enemies of our state, Emmanuel remains focused, resolute and deliberate in ensuring that Akwa Ibom people are not severely impacted by the effects of the pandemic,” Ekpo said.
He commended individuals and corporate organisations who donated medical and other relief materials to the state in this moment of need.
He particularly thanked all medical workers in the state who are in the frontline for their continued selfless devotion to safe life. (NAN)
– May 6, 2020 @ 13:07 GMT |