Nigeria news : COVID-19: Approve special grant for Enugu State – Reps member, Chukwuegbo tell Buhari, Member representing Enugu North and South at the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to approve a special grant for Enugu State.
He said the grant would assist the state government wage the war against Coronavirus.
Enugu currently has two confirmed cases of the virus.
In a press statement he released in Enugu, Tuesday, Hon. Chukwuegbo argued that Enugu state also deserved the kind of presidential palliative approved for Lagos, to be able to effectively combat the virus and halt its spread.
“I wholly align myself with efforts of, and measures put in place by President Mohammed Buhari and Enugu State Governor,Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, meant to curb the spread of the dreaded global pandemic, the corona virus, in Nigeria and Enugu state, respectively.
“Much as I applaud Sunday’s Presidential broadcast and measures enunciated by the Federal Government, I plead with Mr. President to graciously extend the special COVID-19 palliative for Lagos and others, to Enugu State, which already has two confirmed cases of the virus,” he said.
The lawmaker added that “The special Presidential grant will, no doubt, augment the huge efforts of the Gov. Ugwuanyi administration which, I must say, has so far demonstrated strong leadership and commitment in the COVID-19 fight.
“It is my considered opinion that since the only two cases detected in the whole Eastern region were in Enugu, and considering the strategic position of the state as the regional capital, no efforts will be too much to ensure the virus does not escalate in the area. We need to act now, and in a united, decisive manner, to get the best results”.
Chukwuegbo urged the people to abide by the directives of government and experts to avoid exposure to the virus.
“And to my dear compatriots, I urge you all, as always, to stay strong and do the needful; tough times, they say, don’t last…
“As we have been advised repeatedly by experts and the authorities, stay in, and go out only if and when you must.
“We shall pull through this together”, he stated.