The Abia State Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Governor; Sir Don Ubani, has called on the people of the State not to be despondent.
The Deputy Chief of Staff gave his words of encouragement when he paid a motivational visit to the Traditional Ruler of Isi-Ihie Autonomous Community in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area of the State, His Royal Highness, Eze Johnson Nwaguru.
Sir Ubani, while acknowledging that Abians have a lot of work to do in the face of two elderly indigenes of the State having tested positive for COVID-19 Pandemic, asserted that such results did not amount to death sentences but rather re-emphasized the importance of strictly adhering to the preventive measures the Government of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has long rolled out.
Sir Ubani used the occasion of the meeting to remind Abians of the importance of staying hygienically safe in their homes and observing social distancing. He highlighted the basic essence of frequent hand washing.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, who stated that it would amount to gross indiscipline, recklessness and irresponsibility for any person to visit people unnecessarily at a time like this, maintained that once Abians observe measures put in place against spread of COVID-19, it will be certain God will deliver His people from this Pandemic.
In his response, the Traditional Ruler of Isi-Ihie Autonomous Community, Eze Johnson Nwaguru, expressed satisfaction with efforts, so far, made by the Administration of Governor Ikpeazu in making sure that in the event of the Corona Virus finding its way into Abia, that its effect will not be overwhelming and devastating.
Eze Nwaguru, who is the Author of the famous Aba And British Rule and also a former Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, assured that Traditional Rulers in the State were constantly urging their Subjects to be compliant with practices meant to protect them against COVID-19.
Eze Nwaguru also used the opportunity to remind Abians that a time like this demands close relationship with God.
Ending on a note of optimism, Eze Nwaguru expressed strong belief that COVID-19, like previous threats to life, will soon become a thing of the past.