Coronavirus: Group empowers rural coordinators to drive Edo govt’s message against spread
…urges residents to comply with directives
As part of efforts to complement the state government’s fight against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a socio-political group, the Godwin Obaseki Support Group (GOSG) has doled out palliatives to its coordinators across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.
The Director-General of the group, Mr. Henry Imogiemhe Idogun, said the package will enable the leaders effectively take the campaign against the spread of the virus to their various communities, as well as cushion the economic effect of the pandemic.
He said the group plans to reach over 5,000 residents across the 18 LGAs of the state through its massive sensitisation and awareness campaign, noting that the coordinators have been empowered to lead the course.
Idogun, who noted that government alone cannot win the fight against the pandemic, urged residents to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s efforts at protecting the lives of the people by observing precautionary measures and other guidelines against the spread of the virus.
He said while the government is deploying relief materials to the poorest of the poor in the state, including the elderly, physically challenged, widows, among others, to assuage the economic hardship caused by the restrictions imposed in the state to curtail the spread of coronavirus, other affluent Edo sons and daughters must emulate the gesture to save the lives of people.
The Director-General noted, “This is the best time to be our brother’s keeper as many vulnerable persons in the society can barely feed. We urge good-spirited Nigerians to emulate the gesture of the government by giving to those truly in need during this period of partial lock down.
“We are certain that together we will win the war against this common enemy that has caused global disruption. We urge all residents to stay at home and observe social distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures against the spread of the disease, including regular handwashing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If you must go out, kindly ensure to wear facemasks. Always cover your mouth and nose properly when sneezing and/or coughing.”
A senior member of the group, Mr. Lambert Ugorji, said the palliatives to the coordinators, is a way of complementing the massive distribution of relief materials by the state government.