8 February 2021 By Chris Nyamtu
The Nasarawa State Government has stressed the need for collective action to contain the spread of COVID 19 pandemic in rural areas and schools in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule made the call at the handover ceremony of a water project and presentation of face masks and sanitizers to secondary schools in Wamba Local Government Area of the state.
The project was donated by a Non Governmental Organization, Victim Support Fund Task Force on Covid 19.
Governor Abdullahi Sule represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe said the only way to tackle the spread of the pandemic was behavioural change in lifestyle and adherence to safety protocols especially at the rural areas.
Chairperson, Victim Support Fund Task Force on Covid 19, Mrs Toyosi Akerele explained that the gesture was part of the NGO’s emergency intervention towards curtailing the spread of COVID 19 with focus on schools.
Three secondary schools in Wamba local government benefitted from the items which include solar powered boreholes,four hand wash stations, 2000 packets of reusable facemasks, sanitizers among others.