Propelled by the resolution to effectively curtail the spread of Coronavirus within Isoko North Local Government Council, the Chairman of the Local Government, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor embarked on face masks distribution to traders in the various markets in Isoko North
Addressing traders at Ozoro, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor accompanied by the Secretary to the Local Government, Mr Kome Ozue and others said, the distributions was part of the measures to curtail the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic in the Local Government.
According to him, “The face masks distribution is in line with His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa directives to make the use of face masks compulsory for residents in the state as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.
“The state government donated about 32,000 face masks to Isoko North for distributions to the residents. He commended Governor Okowa for the way he has handled the fight against the Covid-19 in the state.
“We have distributed face masks to the 13 Wards in the Local Government Area, National Union of Road Transport Workers Isoko North chapter, Association of Keke/Okada riders, vigilantes groups, workers in all Primary Health Care Centres in Isoko North, all Council Staff, teachers in primary schools through the Local Education Authority.
“We have also distributed to Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Muslims groups, Association of Non-indigenes in Isoko North, Persons With Disabilities, Traditional Rulers, Association of Market Women/Men, The Nigeria Police Force, Ozoro Division, Otor-Owhe Division, Ozoro Area Command, DSS, the Army, the Butchers Association, among others.
Hon Egbabor further stressed that, “We have distributed face mask to the various groups, I personally decided to take the face masks distribution to all markets in Isoko North Local Government to ensure that no one is left out and all Indigenes and Non-indigenes of the Local government area received their face masks.”