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COVID-19: Ebonyi lawmaker sensitises constituents, shares tricycles, others

Rep. Chinedu Ogah, the member representing Ezza South and Ikwo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly at the weekend sensitized members of his constituency on the coronavirus and preventive measures against the pandemic.

Addressing the people in his Item Amagu country home, Rep. Ogah urged his constituents to maintain government directives on the outbreak, wash their hands as many times a day with soup, avoid hand shaking and social gatherings.

“I called to inform you that COVID -19 is real; make sure you wash your hands.It is a big calamity, but we believe that prevention is better. As you celebrate Esther, follow government’s directives, maintain social distance.

“I appeal to you people to support policies, directives and guidelines put in place by the government at all levels to curb the spread of the virus,” he said.

He commended the federal government for approving measures to contain the spread of the dreaded virus in Nigeria.

In a presentation, a medical team led by Mr. Vincent Uwah, used Ikwo Language to educate the people on the preventive and precautionary measures to adopt in order to stay safe from the virus.

Mr. Uwah urged the people to maintain personal and environmental hygiene, engage in regular hand washing with soap under running water, maintain social distancing, avoid crowded places, wear nose masks and report to government approved hospitals whenever they have fever.

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The lawmaker used the occasion to share food items, new tricycles and motorcycles to 50 members of his constituency to help them cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Beneficiaries of the tricycles, Mr. Sunday Iganga, Ngwuta Margaret and a widow from Ezza South who gave her name as Nwaokpuku Veronica thanked Rep. Ogah for his benevolence.

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