Niger Govt. Earmarks N100m To Curtail COVID-19

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Mr Kayode Alabi, the Kwara Deputy Governor and Chairman, Technical Committee on COVID-19, has pledged the committee’s commitment to effective service delivery.
Alabi, who gave the pledge during the committee’s inaugural meeting in Ilorin on Tuesday, urged members to exude diligence and commitment in undertaking their duties.
He said the committee’s task was to safeguard the health of Kwara people in the face the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic.
“The committee’s job is missionary-like; it is to control the spread of COVID-19, which is fast spreading across the globe like wildfire.
“We are to exude passion and commitment in discharging our duties as members of the committee,” he said.
The deputy governor urged the committee members to perform their duties in a manner that would not trigger unnecessary tension among the people of the state.
He also enjoined them to justify the confidence reposed in them by displaying expertise, passion and skill, saying “these are the criteria used in selecting the committee members.”
Also speaking, Prof. Wale Sulyman, the Special Assistant to Kwara Governor on Health Matters and Secretary to the committee, said that prevention was an effective way of mitigating the effect of the disease.
He called for aggressive education and awareness for the populace, adding “awareness and sound education about the virus is key at this moment.”
According to him, sub-committees, such as medical, policy enforcement, border security and patrol as well as public education and awareness, have been created.
Sulyman listed other sub-committees as grassroots mobilisation and engagement, political awareness, religion and media. 

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