By: Felix Ikpotor
As the world continue to grapple with the scourging coronavirus, 2019 governorship candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, in Rivers State, Engr Biokpomabo Festus Awara has commended efforts of government at all levels in curbing the spread of the pandemic in the country..
According to a statement personally issued by him and made available to this publication in Port Harcourt, the former governorship hopeful enjoins citizens to fully adhere to governments’ directives and stay safe.
He said: “Dear Good People of Rivers State, I salute you at this critical time in our lives.
You are all aware of the global pandemic called Coronavirus also known as Covid’19, which is said to be circulated by air fluids, handshakes, close contact with people”.
“As a way of curtailing the wide spread of this virus in our dear Rivers state, I plead with you all to strictly adhere to directives from our Governments (State & Federal) which include; regular washing of your hands, avoidance of social gatherings of not more than 50 persons. You are also strongly advised to stay at home pending the duration of this pandemic, if you must go out for any reason, always remember to wear your face mask and a protective hand gloves”.
“While we commend the efforts both Federal and State Governments in combatting the pandemic, it is expected that we do our part by staying safe; the Holy Bible commands us in (I Samuel 15:22) “Obedience is better than sacrifice.”
“I want to assure you also that I will support every move to make sure that you are safe and for those that maybe having any of the symptoms, please do well to contact the right authorities for quick medical attention”.