Enugu State Government has announced the production and distribution of one Million units of face masks to citizems across the 17 Local Government Areas in the Statein a bid to contain the spread of the virus in the State.
News9naija gathered that over 30,000 youths selected from the 17 LGAs in the state were empowered by the State Government and tasked on the production of face masks in good quality and quantity.
Hon Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, speaking during the public unveiling of the Face masks commended the leadership of the state for its prompt and proactive efforts in tackling the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the State.
The Deputy Governor reiterated the need for proper handling of the protective wears saying, “Let me reiterate that this face mask that we are being strongly persuaded to wear is a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) designed to protect us and our dear ones and reduce our exposure to contagious and infectious health hazards, such as COVID-19 and its harmful effects that could include death.
“So I tell you in plain language and with all the emphasis at my disposal, wear your face mask always and correctly”, she further advised.
The event was witnessed by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, the Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, and the State Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Solomon Onah, among others.