Thursday, 16 April 2020

COVID-19: SSA Youth mobilisation, NYCN leads campaign to rural communities in C/River

SSA Ndiyo Ndiyo don in a yellow vest addressing the crowd in Akpabuyo this week 
16 April 2020 

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Youth Mobilisation to His Excellency the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Prince Ndiyo Ndiyo JGF, took to rural communities in the State to campaign against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

The SSA Youth Mobilisation who doubles as the Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, in the state  led campaigns particularly to the riverine communities in Bakassi, and Akpabuyo.

Ndiyo stressed the importance of rural dwellers to adhere religiously to government directive as well as the precautionary measures from the World Health Organisation WHO in the bid to keep the Coronaviruse at bay from the state. 

At the popular Maternity Junction at Ikot Offiong Ambai in Akpabuyo LGA, Ekpri Ikang and Akwa Ikang in Bakassi as well as Iwuru Central in Akamkpa, the SSA's  
central message was 'obey the state government directives, keep personal hygiene and don't allow anyone to come in from other state or country'.

To the people in Akamkpa, today, Ndiyo said, 'practice social distancing, hand washing in running water for a least 20 seconds, use face and nose mask and stay at home. In the event of sneezing, use your elbow at extreme cases. 

'Don't get into a commercial or personal vehicle of more than two persons in a row. It's for your personal safety. If you find a suspected case of the Coronavirus, report to the head of the Primary Health Centre in this community', he said. 

The six co-ordinators of NYCN, the NYCN Vice Chairman (Central), NYCN Vice Chairman (South), Dan Obo, Alex Imoh, Nsoung Nsuong, others where in the campaign train.

In Nigeria, there are 407 confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, 128 recoveries and 12 deaths due to the pandemic. Globally, there are 2, 101, 164 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 538, 830 recovered cases and 140, 773 death cases.


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