The Divine Mandate Community Service of Governor Udom Emmanuel, on Tuesday, visited rural communities of Ika Local Government Area, with food packages and other life-saving items to ameliorate their difficulties.

Receiving the packages, the people heaved a sigh of relief and poured encomiums on the Governor for visiting them at the time, according to them, they needed him most.

They thanked Governor Emmanuel for the unexpected visit on them during this hard time caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Edible food items such as rice, garri, noodles and beverages were distributed to the people of Ikot Ebewang, Nto Udoawan and Nto Mbadum villages on a door-to-door basis.

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso, who led the team and accompanied by his counterpart on ICT, Solomon Eyo, charged the people to be supportive and proactive in the fight against COVID-19 by adhering to the safety measures.

Stressing government’s stance on the precautionary measures against the scourge which has led to global lockdown, Mr Essien maintained that the people must imbibe the principle of social distancing, washing of hands with clean and running water, with the application of hand sanitizers as well as staying at home to avoid possible contraction of the dreaded virus, imploring them to report any suspected cases to the state COVID-19 respond team.

He assured the people of the Governor’s interest and commitment in ensuring that every indigene of the State is well cared for, particularly at this critical period of COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding, the people of Ika prayed God to grant Governor Emmanuel the wisdom, grace and strength to lead Akwa Ibom State successfully, particularly through this difficult time, and for the dreaded virus to vanish in no distant time.

Divine Mandate Community service has been reaching out to the less privileged and vulnerable in the hinterland since the inception of Governor Emmanuel’s administration, all with the genuine and sincere intention of giving succor to the needy.

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