Coronavirus: Group Partners Imo Government On Sensitization
By EMEKA OBIAGU
The sensitization prevention and control campaign against dreaded corona virus pandemic by Imo State Government got boost on Thursday, when a group, the Hope Alive Youth Organization (HAYO) undertook to practically take the campaign to all major markets in the state and other public domains in order to create awareness of the realty of the disease.
Speaking through their State Coordinator, Hon. Mmadu Marcellinus Ebuka at Government House, Owerri on Thursday, the group stated that they have already visited all the 12 Local Government areas of Orlu, with significant impact in most of the autonomous communities.
Mmadu said: “Last Week, we were in Orlu. We visited all the 12 LGs in Orlu, telling them the need to protect themselves against this virus. We were in Orsu, Orlu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideato South. What were we preaching? Please people should be able to protect themselves from getting this pandemic.” They were at the Government House to inform Governor Hope Uzodinma of the group’s assignment at Owerri zone.
He stressed on the basic preventive measures of hand washing, use of sanitizers and observing social distancing between persons, as antidotes to the pandemic movements.
Mmadu also reemphasized the group’s resolve to carry the campaign to Okigwe Zone and into the hinterlands for proper sensitization of the poorly informed rural dwellers on the urgency to protect themselves from the corona virus pandemic.
Responding, Governor Uzodimma, represented by his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku commended the initiative of the Hope Alive Youth Organization which he described as a rare sacrificial service of partnering with the State in driving home the fight against COVID-19.
He said: “Let me sincerely thank all of you for this effort. Hope Alive is a critical organization which Governor Uzodimma holds in very high esteem. We want to thank you very sincerely for your efforts. You know ordinarily we should be embracing ourselves, but corona virus has placed all of us in a situation to fear or be suspicious of ourselves because everybody is a potential suspect. We really appreciate what you are doing, going to the markets, going to the wards and LGs to sensitize our people in a language that everybody would understand.”
Mr. Nwachuku assured the group of the support of the Governor always in their activities as partners in progress for good governance and prayed that such spirit will continue to result in a healthier Imo.