The wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Her Excellency, Dr. Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, has called on women to adhere religiously to the safety protocol prescribed by government to halt the spread of the raging Corona virus.

She says Covid-19 is not a virus that affects only the high and mighty in the society but that it can affect any irrespective of status.

The governor’s wife stated this Tuesday, during a meeting with the newly inaugurated PDP Chapter women leaders at the banquet hall of Government house, Uyo.

Dr. Emmanuel pointed out that there were wrongly held belief especially at the grassroots that the disease was for a specific group of people, asserting that such belief was not only erroneous but very
despicable.

“I’m aware that many women especially at the grassroots still don’t believe that this killer virus exists. It’s sad that we still have people reason this way. Corona Virus is real and you have a duty to educate them in your respective domains”, Dr. Emmanuel remarked.

The first lady charged the party women leaders to as a matter of urgency educate the rural dwellers especially market women on the subject matter, saying there was an urgent need to do so.

“Though the lockdown is relaxed, we must not give room for the virus to spread. We must follow the safety measures by wearing facemasks, washing hands and observing social distancing because by adhering; we are protecting ourselves from contracting the deadly disease. Spread this message in your locality,” said the governor’s wife.

On their new found positions in the party, the governor’s wife called for loyalty, transparency, and humility in the discharge their duties, saying these were the hallmarks of service.

The wife of the State Chief Executive also gave out thousands of facemasks to the women for onward delivery to market women in their respective areas.

On hand to register their goodwill messages and as well offer words of
advice to the women leaders were Senator Akon Eyakenyie, the deputy speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Felicia Bassey and the Commissioner for Women and Agriculture, Dr. Glory Edet.

Koko Udonquak

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