Anambra State House of Assembly Member representing Idemili South, ChukaEzenwunne has embarked on COVID 19 awareness campaign in his constituency urging people to implement the precautionary measures.
Speaking to stakeholders at Idemili South Council headquarters, Ojoto, Ezenwunne frowned at the lack of precaution exhibited by some NdiAnambra who have been seeing the pandemic as a joke.
“Coronavirus pandemic is real. It is not a joke. Everyone should carry the awareness campaign to the grassroots. Avoid hand shake, stay at home and avoid large gartherings.
“Always use sanitizers or frequently wash your hands with running water and soap every 40 seconds. Government of Anambra State is taking proactive measures to ensure this pandemic does not enter here.
“Keep a social distance whether you are on the bus or anywhere necessary. We need to keep maintaining personal and environmental hygiene, praying on individual bases until these challenges are overcome”, said Ezenwunne.
Ezenwunne further distributed cartons of face masks, hand gloves, sanitizers, buckets fitted with taps to Primary Health Care centers, seven town union presidents general and women leaders for their wards and community members.
Moreover,Chairman, Idemmili South LGA, Don Unachukwu charged with the community leaders to ensure that gatherings such as burials, naming and wedding ceremonies and festivals remain suspended as directed by state government.
Unachukwu said that his foundation had been visiting the less privileged people to give them food items, urging well to do individuals to be their brothers’ keepers in these challenging times.
Idemili South HOD on Environmental and Sanitation Health, Mrs. NkiruNwokoye said that the buckets and sanitizers should not be for mare decorations but be put to use.
The Supervisory Councillor for Health, ChijiokeEruchalu said that he would ensure that he visits all the health facilities to ensure that the buckets and sanitizers were being utilised.
“Covid 19 is real just like Lassa fever is still ravaging Nigerians. Avoid touching rails or surfaces, clinical masks and gloves and handkerchiefs should be disposed after use.
“Keep your surroundings clean. Kill all species of rat to cub Lassa fever. Drink water more often and eat vegetables and fruits to build your immune systems. Don’t decorate your house with buckets but use it”, said Nwokoye.
Women leader of Alor,Lady Grace Nwoye thanked the legislator for providing the preventive materials for distribution knowing that many people may not afford sanitizers, masks and gloves.