The Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Grassroots Mobilization, Comrade Iniebehe Umah has commenced a grassroots mobilization/ awareness campaign on the dreaded corona virus (Covid 19) pandemic in the 31 Local Government Areas of the state. The event will also feature an empowerment of people through a special livelihood micro- scheme.
Comrade Umah disclosed this today while interacting with journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. He said , the state Governor is interested in ensuring that effective and correct information about the covid -19 pandemic gets to the grassroots as a panacea for prevention which is better than cure. The ever dynamic SSA said the pandemic does not have demographic biases as it affects persons accross board.
He explained that mechanisms have been put in place through his office to organize effective and robust awareness and livelihood enhancement scheme at the grassroots level across the State against the dreaded corona virus pandemic, which is also known as covid 19.
He maintained that the essence of the awareness campaign is to mobilize and interfere with the rural people at the grassroots to sensitize them on the scourge of the global pandemic of covid 19, and as well educate them on the laid down rules of health organizations and State Government on the prevention of the dreaded virus.
Comrade Umah stressed that, the campaign is necessary and timely, especially, now that the virus is at the community transmission stage in Nigeria and Africa in general.
He posited that the chronic virus has found its root in Nigeria and it is occasioned by economic hardship in the country, explaining that it is imperative to empower individuals economically to cushion the effects and enhance their well-being during the campaign.
He seized the opportunity to laud his boss, the State Executive Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel on his commitment and dogged fight against the spread of covid 19 in the State, pointing out that the well built and equipped 300 Bed Isolation Center at Methodist Hospital, Ituk Mbang in Uruan LGA by the present administration was a welcome development and a fantastic health care intervention in the State.
He further said that five years of Governor Udom Emmanuel on the saddle of leadership as the Executive Governor of the State have witnessed a tremendous and a landmark achievements and developments in all facet of the State, especially in the area of infrastructure and industrialization.
He called on Akwa Ibom people to continue to rally round the Governor with the needed supports, so as to enable him continue in his quest of rendering selfless services to Akwa Ibom people.