Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has said there was no need to shut down public schools in the state over the coronavirus pandemic as the public schools were supposed to close in the next week.
Emmanuel who made the assertion in a text of his state broadcast on Saturday in Uyo on the COVID-19 Pandemic said his government through the state ministry of Health has put in place adequate measures to ensure prevention and control of the infection.
His words; “I bring you greetings and urge that we continue to stand in faith in the face of the global pandemic which has shaken the world to its foundations. “In our usual proactive stance, I had, weeks ago, given the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong the marching order to be on top of the issue and an Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Task Force was immediately set up.
“This was even before the first confirmed case of Corona Virus in Nigeria was recorded. Some of the actions initiated include creating awareness through the media, both print and electronic, jingles to sensitize the residents with relevant information on COVID-19 infection are ongoing in English, pidgin and local dialects.