COVID-19: Comply with govt directives, Rep urges constituents




As the world battles with the Coronavirus, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sam Onuigbo, has called on his constituents, to heed government and health experts advice against the pandemic.

Onuigbo represents the Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State.

The lawmaker who challenged his constituents and Nigerians to key into all precautionary measures outlined by  the government and health professionals in the effort to prevent the coronavirus made the call when he distributed some personal hygiene protective kits to health workers, market and transport unions and other select groups in his constituency as part of contributions towards the prevention and containment of the  spread of the COVID -19 in the country.

A statement from his office on Thursday explained that the gesture will assist the beneficiaries, which include the health workers, the media and the populace to protect themselves also commended the Federal government for the proactive steps so far taken in combating the spread of the virus.

The statemdnt quoted Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Dr. Azubuike Onyebuchi, represented by Mr. Onyemachi Orji, ad lauding Onuigbo for his thoughtfulness and prompt intervention, which he said will go a long way to assist the people in this critical time in the life of the entire world and urged others in the society to emulate him.

Also speaking, the Director General, Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State, Sir Anyaso Anyaso represented by the Director, News and Current Affairs of the BCA, Hyacinth Okoli described the gesture as unique especially with the inclusion of Journalists and media practitioners  who are always on duty to cover and inform the public of events on the issue as they unfold, and assured that the media will continue to discharge its duties in ensuring that the country and the world overcome the current challenge.

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