COVID-19: Nassarawa Eggon LGC Boss To Provide Palliatives To Kinsmen In ‘High Risk’ States

The Chairman of Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area, Hon. Danlami Mohammed Idris has called on Eggon sons and daughters in the Diaspora, especially those resident in States considered to be ‘high risk’ for the coronavirus to remain at their various places of residence to enable the government curtail the pandemic.

While urging Eggon sons in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja to remain calm, the council chairman said his government was making arrangements to provide them palliatives that would cushion their plights.

According to the chairman, plans has reached advance stage between the council authority and the leadership of Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA) in Lagos to send food items to its members, considering the hardship caused by rising cases of COVID-19.

The council chairman who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lafia, particularly appealed to those resident in Lagos to strictly adhere to all the preventive measures by health experts and government in order for them to stay safe from the dreaded pandemic.

Idris explained that: “In my conversation with the ECDA branch chairman in Lagos, Mukaila Ali Doga, I have directed the chairman to give me details of all his members in Lagos and report back to me, so that we can package some palliatives from here and transport it for distribution to his members.

“From what is happening with the country’s economy, which has suffered some sort of set-back since the coronavirus came to Nigeria in the last few weeks, it is obvious that our people are suffering. And as a government responsible to the well-being of its people, we thought it wise to reach out to them to lessen their burden”, he said.

Idris said, they are starting with Lagos State after which same palliatives would be provided to those in Kano, Kaduna and Abuja.

He said, attention was going to be given to those who by the emergence of COVID-19, are hindered from going out for their daily businesses, hence the need to ameliorate their situation.

The chairman warned that, on no account, should an Eggon man in the Diaspora embark on any journey to Nasarawa State or Nassarawa-Eggon, saying, as a people “we must help government to succeed in the fight against the pandemic”.

He also said that anyone who is travelling home during this period will be isolated for 14 days, and advised that, considering the stress and risk associated therein, it is better for one to stay where he or she is to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

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