COVID-19: Ikpeazu Directs Immediate Relaunch of Sensitization

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To keep Abians safe from the upsurge of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has directed the immediate relaunch of sensitization and control measures.

Dr Ikpeazu stated this on his official Twitter page on Sunday stating that Abians will be among the first to get the vaccine as soon it is available in the country.

The country is currently witnessing the second wave of COVID-19 and the National Centre for Disease Control has directed that all citizens wear a face mask to curb the spread of the virus.

Ikpeazu wrote, ‘Having taken note of the uptick in several confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent days as well as national and international trends, I have directed the Chairman of the State’s inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 to immediately relaunch our much-acknowledged sensitization and control measures to ensure that Abians are adequately informed and provided the necessary tools to protect themselves from the virus. I have also made contact with the relevant @NigeriaGov officials to ensure that as soon as the vaccine is available in the country, Abians are among the first in line to receive.

No resident or citizen of the state will be left behind and we will soon inaugurate a state advisory committee on the quick distribution and administration of the vaccine starting from the most vulnerable persons. To further ensure strict compliance with the protocols for prevention and protection of our people, I have appointed our Commissioner for Homeland Security, Prince Dan Okoli, to Head the compliance enforcement team of the state government.

He will work with relevant security agencies, market and transport unions, and Transition Council Chairmen to set up watertight enforcement team that will ensure that that NCDC guideline is obeyed across the state at all times. Most importantly, I wish to call on our citizens and residents alike to take personal responsibility for their protection and that of their loved ones.

I also call on ABSIEC to ensure that the forthcoming December 18 LG elections in the State are conducted within the strictest rules of COVID-19 protocols.’

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