Governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East region of Nigeria have been commended for the pragmatic steps they have taken towards containing the spread of the dreaded 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The is even as the governors have been given kudos for being the leading light in the COVID-19 emergency response, not just in the zone, but the nation at large.
The Chairman of the South East Zonal chapter of the party, Chief Austin Umahi gave the commendation, recently.
Chief Umahi said that the three PDP Governors in the zone have been tremendous with their emergency response, adding that this must have accounted for the very few infections recorded in the states so far.
He stated that the Zonal Working Committee is proud of Governors Dave Umahi — Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi — Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu — Abia.
“The vibrancy and proactiveness of our governors in the face of the rampaging COVID-19 is one to be proud of”, Chief Umahi said.
“Apart from the measures they have put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and cushion the effects of the attendant lockdown due to the virus, they have been making sure that the people of their states are well informed about the novel virus, and adhered to the precautionary and preventive steps stated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other relevant groups.
“They have utilized the Radio, TV and other mass mediums to regularly reach out to their people”.
The Chairman, however, urged the Federal Government to do more to protect Nigerians, especially the poor among them, from the deadly virus.
He said Nigeria must learn from the coronavirus outbreak to build strong health institutions.
He advised Nigerians to make the practice of good hygiene a culture, insisting that it will go a long way in staving off diseases.
Dr Pope Ekwegh
Publicity Secretary, PDP South East Zone.