Covid-19: Ayade takes awareness campaign to Cross River-Cameroon Border Communities

By Ekanem Ekanem-Faith, CRS-MOI officer reporting from Ministry Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cross River State Governor Sir, Ben Ayade, yesterday, took the Covid-19 Awareness Campaign to Ekang Community in Cross River State which shares a border with the Republic of Cameroon.

The Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ntufam Okon Owuna, led a detachment of the Covid-19 Enforcement and Response team to meet with the Village Head and his Cabinet members, women group, youths and security agencies at the Ekang border Post.

Residents of the area were sensitized, in their Local Dialect, on Covid-19, the various preventive measures and the ways the State Government is cushioning the virus'  impact through the "Stay at Home", as well as 'no mask, no movement' orders, while assuring them that both federal and State Government's palliatives will get to them soon.

Governor Ayade also used the opportunity to distribute the face mask produced by the Garment Factory and hand sentizers from the State Government to the various groups.

He appealed to the entire community to observe the social distancing and also wash their hands often,  use the hand sanitizer when necessary and adhere to other precautionary measures to forestall any of Covid-19 into Cross River State.

Responding the youth leader of the Ekang Community, Mr. James Ntui, said that the Community vigilante group will support  security agencies ensuring compliance with the State Government's lock down order.

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