Governor Udom Emmanuel has restated his administration’s total commitment to fighting the deadly coronavirus.
He said this in view of the resumption of schools for exit classes while taking delivery of five ambulance buses and One Hundred Thousand facemasks donated to the State by BUA Foundation at Government House, Uyo on Thursday, August 13.
Speaking on the efforts of the State Government in fighting the pandemic, Governor Emmanuel noted that there will be no complacency in maintaining the current preventive measures directed to be observed in schools.
He promised to deploy the ambulance buses to different local government areas of the State in line with his administration’s policy of ensuring that every part of the State is well equipped for eventual medical emergency.
He also hinted that the facemasks will be sent to schools for students in exit classes who have resumed for examinations.
In his remarks, the Chairman, BUA Foundation, Abdul Rabiu, represented by the Director of the Organization, Dr Aliyu Idi Hong commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for his passion and creativity in the fight against Covid-19, while expressing shock at the revolution witnessed in the health sector of the State.
He described the changes as timely and lauded the Governor’s rapid response to the fight, saying it was as if the Governor had premonition of the pandemic.
The former minister of health hinted that it was in appreciation of the governor’s effort that the organization decided to support him to completely win the fight against Covid-19.
He called on State governors to emulate Governor Emmanuel to ensure that Nigeria is totally free of the virus.
Earlier on arrival, the BUA Foundation delegation was received by the Secretary to State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem; Commissioner for Health, Professor Augustine Umoh and his Information and Strategy counterpart, Comrade Ini Ememobong as well as the Honorary Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong.
Receiving the guests, the SSG hinted that Governor Udom Emmanuel is committed to sustaining a healthy population in the State which informs the massive investments in healthcare infrastructure in the State.
He noted that it was a great feat for the governor to accomplish all that in the sector even during interstate total lockdown induced by Covid-19, and that Governor Udom Emmanuel does not only lead the fight from the front but leads ahead of Covid-19.