The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Oru East LGA, Nze Nyerere Ogbonna has inaugurated the COVID 19 response committee in line with the directives of the state governor distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Inaugurating members of the committee at the council headquarters Omuma yesterday April 9, the IMC boss said that his mission is to see how he can protect the life of Oru East people against the scourge ravaging the universe, disclosing that the global community is faced with a war of survival against the scourge of the dreaded coronavirus.
He further stated that in line with the proactive steps taken to prevent and contain the spread of COVID -19 to Imo State, that they carefully selected highly responsible individuals who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavors to be members of the COVID 19 response committee for the Local Government.
The IMC Chairman, Nze Nyerere Ogbonna gave them terms of reference to guide them in their task which includes but not limited to sensitizing and educating the entire people of Oru East about the reality of the COVID 19 pandemic. To complement the efforts of the state committee on COVID 19 set up by the governor and to mobilize funds from well-meaning indigenes to support the fight against COVID 19.
Responding shortly after the inauguration, the Chairman of the Committee Dr. Chieme Chukwudoruo thanked the Chairman for finding them worthy to serve in the Committee. He noted that their appointment is a call to serve and assured the Chairman that members of the committee will put in the best of their abilities to deliver if given the enabling environment. He urged the members of the committee not to see their call to serve as a political appointment, stressing that he likes being thorough as a member of the academia.
The members of the committee are Dr Chieme Chukwudoruo (Chairman), Mr. J.E Okafor (Secretary). Engr Leo Agugochukwu, Ezinne Victoria Akubuo, Chief Timothy Maduike, Chief Peter Obinatu, Mrs. Ijeoma Azubuike, A.A Ifemembi, Mrs. G.O Ekeugbo. Others are the Chief Medical Director of Awo-omamma General Hospital, Chairman Oru East Council of Traditional Rulers, Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria Oru East LGA, the Area Commander Oru East, DSS, Information officer, HOD BPRS, the DAGS, Treasurer of the LGA and the IMC Chairman.