Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed the State Ministry of Health to liaise with the Chairmen of the 17 Local Government Councils of the State and ensure the immediate formation of Covid-19 Committees at the Local Government level.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka on Sunday.
According to the statement, the committees will be saddled with the responsibility of disseminating vital information on the pandemic across the remotest parts of the State, including massive public enlightenment on the need to abide by the preventive protocols against the pandemic.
The Governor also reminded the people of Abia State that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic “is here with us and must be treated with every seriousness.”
“While our medical emergency services are on full alert, the Governor makes it clear that the first and most effective line of defence against the pandemic is at the personal level.
“Therefore all Abians must take personal responsibility for their own safety and health,” the statement added.