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COVID-19: A’Ibom commissioner donates boreholes, food items to constituents

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Mr Ekong Sampson, the Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources has constructed five boreholes and donated food items to constituents to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Sampson stated this in a town hall meeting with stakeholders in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Tuesday.

He said the provision of boreholes and tap in towns and villages would ensure steady running water for people to wash their hands to prevent them from being infected with the Coronavirus.

He said the essence of the meeting was to enlighten people at the grassroots on the virus and how to protect themselves from being infected.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the commisioner donated five boreholes in the five clans that make up Mkpat Enin local government area of the state.

Samson also donated 100 bags of 50kg rice, other food items, hand sanitizers and N6 million to communities in Mkpat Enin council area.

“Covid-19 is a global calamity that has befallen mankind. It is like the rain that falls on the roofs of everybody. It is not a disease for the poor or the rich as most of you may think.

“The virus does not respect economic,  social and political class,  it has no regard for tribe, race and religion.

“It is neither PDP nor APC problem and that is why I am here to sensitise you on the virus and how to protect yourselves.

“I urge you to obey the government’s stay-at-home order,  maintain social distancing, use hand sanitizer and wash your hands with running water,” he said.

Responding,  the Clan Head of Ukpum Minya, Anthony Umanah thanked the commissioner for his benevolence and promised to educate his subjects to observe all regulations and instructions to prevent the infection and spread. 

SDB /

Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Felix Ajide
(NAN)