COVID-19: CSOs urge strict adherence to safety measures


COALITION of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Nasarawa State Chapter, has urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to safety measures against COVID-19 to stay safe and for the overall development of the country.

Dr Asmau Oyanki, the CSOs Coordinator in the state, made the call on Friday in Akwanga during an interface with officials of Akwanga Local Government Council.

Oyanki said that they were in the area to create awareness of the dangers of the global health challenge known as COVID-19.

She said that coronavirus had affected lives and the socio-economic activities of the country negatively, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to tackle it.

“We are here to create awareness and educate the people on the danger of COVID-19.

“People should adhere to safety protocols as advised by the government and health experts by staying at home, observe the social distance, avoid overcrowded environment, and wash their hands frequently.

“Use face mask among other safety protocols; if this is done, it will go a long way in curtailing the spread of the disease, and people will be safe,” she said.

Oyanki said that COVID-19 is real, hence the need for people to be cautious by observing total compliance with safety measures against COVID-19.

She also urged residents of the area and other Nigerians to maintain personal and environmental cleanliness, as cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Also speaking, the Chun Mada of Mada nation, Mr Samson Gamu-Yare, appreciated the CSOs for being in the area to sensitise his subjects on the danger of COVID-19.

The first class traditional ruler appealed to them to report back to the state government observations and findings during their visit to the area.

He appealed to Nigerians to adhere strictly to the preventive measures against COVID-19 to curtail spread of the virus in the country.

Responding, Mr Samuel Meshi, the Executive Chairman of the Council, assured of his determination to assist the CSOs to achieve their goal of making the area free of COVID-19. (NAN)

– May 8, 2020 @ 13:09 GMT |

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