Covid-19: Show love, identify with Deltans in these times, Senior POLAD charges political appointees

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Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, Senior Political Adviser, Delta state.

All political office holders in Delta state have been enjoined to show love to Deltans by identifying with them in this perilous time and as an expression of obedience to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s directive on the prevention and spread of the coronavirus.
The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon who gave the charge in a statement today, Monday, March 30, 2020 urged the appointees to sensitize the people on the need to maintain proper hygiene of regular hand washing with soap and running water as well as social distancing.
“We are especially enjoined to also assist in the PROVISION OF HAND SANITIZERS, FACE MASKS, HAND GLOVES, and in particular FOOD ITEMS that can cushion the effects of the 14 days lock down, as they observe same in their homes. We commend anyone who has already started in this direction,” he stated.
Full text of the statement reads:

PRESS RELEASE
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Time To Be Our Brothers’ Keeper.
TO MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS
As you all are no doubt aware, the outbreak of the coronavirus has become a global pandemic.

On his part, His Excellency Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, is leading a high powered Committee on the matter and working very hard to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the State. Consequently, he has ordered a lock down in the State with effect from 1st April 2020, which implies that all residents in the State are to stay at home during this period. In addition, the Asaba Airport has been closed to traffic, all land borders into and out of Delta State are to be shut: all businesses are to close except those on essential services.

As political office holders in this Government, it is imperative that we identify with them (our fellow Deltans) in this perilous time and in furtherance to His Excellency’s directive on the prevention and spread of the coronavirus. Accordingly, we are required to sensitize our brothers and sisters on the need to maintain proper hygiene of regular hand washing with soap and running water as well as social distancing.

We are especially enjoined to also assist in the PROVISION OF HAND SANITIZERS, FACE MASKS, HAND GLOVES, and in particular FOOD ITEMS that can cushion the effects of the 14 days lock down, as they observe same in their homes. We commend anyone who has already started in this direction.

It is the belief of His Excellency the Governor that as we do all of these, and with prayers, we will prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic to our communities, towns and cities.

Rt Hon Funkekeme Solomon
Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State.
30th March 2020

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