NOA expresses concern on doubts being expressed on reality of Covid-19 by some Nigerians

The Acting Director of the National Orientation Agency NOA, Adamawa state Alhaji Bashiru Muhammad Gabdo has expressed concern on the doubts being expressed on the reality of Corona virus by some Nigerians.
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BY Abubakar Muhammad Adamu

      The Acting Director of the National Orientation Agency NOA, Adamawa state Alhaji Bashiru Muhammad Gabdo has expressed concern on the doubts being expressed on the reality of Corona virus by some Nigerians especially in the rural areas.

He was speaking when he led officials of the agency on an advocacy visit to Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Umaru Adamu sanda in the Palace to sensitize stakeholders on the need to educate the people on Corona-virus pandemic and the preventive measures against the disease.

The acting Director lamented that despite the sensitization and community engagements by various organizations it is unfortunate the number of infected person and those that have died from on Covid-nineteen are in the increase in Nigeria and globally.

According to him, this may not be unconnected to lack of observing preventive measures, misconception and stigmatization associated with the diseasing by some members of the public.

The acting director emphasized that Covid-nineteen is real, and urged stakeholders to put hands on deck to fight the pandemic out of Nigeria.

Alhaji Bashiru who described Covid-nineteen as a disease that affects the respiratory system with Headache, high temperature, and frequent coughing among others as its symptoms, lauded Gangwari Ganye for promoting Covid-nineteen preventive protocols in his domain.

Speaking on the increasing cases of rape, Alhaji Bashiru called on parents to closely monitor their children and educate them on the risks of close relationship with strangers in private.

The Acting Director stressed the need for people to keep the financial transactions secret earnings and observe people they relate with so as to rid the state of kidnapping and related crimes.

Responding, Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Umaru Adamu sanda thanked the National Orientation Agency delegation for the visit, describing it as timely as the area has one suspected corona-virus case.

He pledged to extend the message to district, village and ward heads in his domain so as to enlighten the subject on the preventive measures against corona-virus.

The delegation was also at the local government secretariat in Ganye where the acting Director intimated council chairman and councilors on the purpose of the visit.

Responding, the chairman of Ganye local government council Reverend Habila Istifanus represented by the council vice chairman, Mallam Ahmed Barkindo Vinsumi appreciated the agency for the visit and promised to extend the message to the people to guard against spread of corona-virus.

In a vote of thanks, the director programmes of National Orientation Agency Mr Benjamin Inuwa said the agency has been enlightening the public on effects and the preventive measures against Corona virus.

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