Covid19:Isuikwuato council boss commends Abia Govt, proactive measures. By Charles Ogbonnaya


The Transition Committee Chairman, Isuikwuato local government Area Dr. Osita Igbe, has commended the proactive measures put in place by Abia state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, to ensure that the state remains free from the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world.

Dr. Igbe who spoke to Journalists after monitoring the level of compliance of the lockdown order announced by the state government in his council stated that the state government needs to be patted on the back for doing so well in the fight against Covid19 in the state which seen Abia yet to record any case.

Dr. Igbe  said that he decided to be at the forefront of the awareness campaign to educate the people on the dreaded virus and how to avoid contracting it by distributing face masks, hand sanitizers in addition to production of jingles and lectures.

The council boss described Isuikwuato as a peculiar council, adding that though, they are not on the national border map but on international border looking at the map of the road from Isuikwuato to Afikpo which leads to Ogoja, Cross River state then to Cameron and South Africa.

He said that to ensure adequate protection of not only Isuikwuato local government but focus was equally been put on people who might want to cross from Ebonyi state.

According to him, to ensure adequate security and surveillance of the council, in view of its peculiar status, a task force was set up to implement the state government's lock down directive.

He disclosed that concentration was not centred only on Isuikwuato people but also people from Ebonyi state who might want to cross into the council and warned that any traditional ruler, community President-General and youth leader who allow the government laws to be flouted in their domains would be hold accountable and prosecuted as they are expected to exercise authority given to them.

Dr Igbe, further urged the people to bear the pains associated with the lockdown stating that it's the living that can engaging in economic activities or go to worship centres.

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