As part of efforts to put the dreaded coronavirus in proper check, the Interim Management Committee Chairman of Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Hon. John Eke has constituted a 23-man taskforce committee who will sensitize the people of the area on prevention and mode of transmission of the pandemic.
Inaugurating the committee last Monday at the council headquarters, Nwaorieubi, Hon. Eke said that members of the committee were drawn from the various INEC wards in the area.
He said the LGA has been aware of the virus hence, the need for the committee to further extend awareness to the people from the rural communities.
The IMC boss charged members of the committee to ensure that the people abide by the directives as given by the government to shun all social activities such as religious gatherings, wedding ceremony, burials and maintain social distancing as well as regular washing of hands with sanitizer.
The setting up of the task force, according to our reporter was in line with the Governor’s directive to nip the viral disease in the bud.
He urged members of the committee to be steadfast and committed, adding that part of their work was to offer selfless services to the people especially now that the country and world at large is experiencing a difficult period.
Our reporter who covered the inauguration learned that the IMC boss had earlier held a meeting with the council’s Heads of Department and Director of Administration and General Services, to chart a way forward.
In an interview with a member of the committee, Dr. Uzor Iheruo, he lauded the state Governor’s responsiveness on the coronavirus, reaffirming the committee’s readiness to deliver in line with government’s directive.
He noted that the task may be herculean as, according to him, there is no disbursement of fund or vehicles to embark on the campaign, the committee is committed to giving the best especially when it is the council’s first official assignment.
He has therefore called on Mbaitoli people and Imolites at large to show total compliance to make the committee’s job an easy one.