Akwa Ibom State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong is set to partner traditional chieftains on enlightenment and enforcement of COVID-19 protocol.
The Information Boss made this known on Friday, September 11, during an advocacy visit to the State Traditional Rulers Council along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.
Comrade Ini Ememobong who was accompanied by his counterpart in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, noted that Royal Fathers are looked up to by their subjects for direction, and will therefore impact greatly on the people.
He thus pledged to partner them on COVID-19 enlightenment and enforcement, while urging the traditional chieftains to continue leading by example so that the people in their different domains can key in.
Maintaining that COVID-19 has no cure so far, the state Spokesman urged the traditional rulers to join hands with Governor Udom Emmanuel in the fight against the spread of the dreaded pandemic with increased awareness on the NCDC/WHO/AKSG COVID-19 protocols.
Responding, the traditional rulers expressed appreciation to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong for paying homage to the traditional institution and commended him for his readiness to partner the traditional institution in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
They used the occasion to thank Governor Udom Emmanuel for the appointment of Comrade Ini Ememobong and Hon. Frank Archibong as members of the State Executive Council.
The Traditional Rulers council comprising of all the 31 Paramount Rulers in the state, is headed by a Chairman of the Council who is the Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium and Okuibom Ibibio, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk.