By Jonathan Lois
Abians have been challenged to key into all precautionary measures outlined by the government and health professionals in the effort to prevent the world ravaging corona virus.
The member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Chief Sam Onuigbo who made the called when he distributed some personal hygiene aids and personal protective kits to health workers, market and transport unions and other select groups in his constituency as part of contributions towards the prevention and containment of the spread of the COVID -19 Virus in the country, stressed the need for people to take the issue seriously.
Chief Onuigbo while noting that the gesture will assist the beneficiaries which include the health workers, media and the populace to protect themselves also commended the state government for the proactive steps so far taken.
Responding onbehalf of the beneficiaries including health facilities, motor parks, motor and keke unions, the media and market unions in the federal constituency the Chief Medical Director Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Dr Nwabueze Onyemachi represented by Mr Onyemachi Orji lauded Chief Sam Onuigbo for his thoughtfulness and prompt intervention which he said will go a long way to assist them in this critical time in the life of the entire world and urged others in the society to emulate him.
Also speaking, the Director General Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State, Sir Anyaso Anyaso represented by the Director, News and Current Affairs of the BCA, comrade Hyacinth Okoli described the gesture as unique especially with the inclusion of Journalists and media practitioners who are always on duty to cover and inform the public of events on the issue as they unfold and assured that the media will continue to discharge its duties in ensuring that the country and the world overcomes the current challenge of COVID- 19.
Correspondent Lois Jonathan reports that highlights of the event which witnessed the practice of the social distancing in the sitting arrangement featured the distribution of some hygiene and protective aids including face masks, hand gloves, buckets with running taps, and hand sanitizers among others.