DR MICHAEL NWOKO COMMISERATES WITH DELTA FIRST FAMILY — PRAYS FOR SPEEDY RECOVERY
By Frank Iroroh
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring and a member of the State’s Covid-19 Enforcement Committee, Dr Michael Nwoko has sent a message of commiseration to the first family of the State, following the announcement that one of the members of the family tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
The SSA, also used the medium to call upon Deltans and people of goodwill to join the first family in prayers for the speedy recovery of their daughter and all the victims of the pandemic across the State.
Dr Nwoko in a press statement issued in his office in Asaba, on Monday, June 29, following the development, stated, “I want to use this medium to commiserate with the first family of our great State, His Excellency, Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State and Her Excellency, Dame Edith Okowa, the first lady of Delta State, on the news of the positive result of one of their children to the novel coronavirus disease. I join them and well meaning Deltans in prayers for the speedy recovery of their daughter and all the victims of the dreaded coronavirus disease across the State.”
‘It is sad to note the spikes of cases in the State inspite of the early measures introduced by His Excellency to prevent the spread of the virus to the State. As a medical expert by profession, the Governor had long seen this coming, hence his administration took early and proactive precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading rapid in the State. But unfortunately, most people failed to see through his proactive actions. Some people are still doubting the existence of the pandemic in the State and the Country.’
”Covid-19 is real, there is no doubt about that. It is ravaging the entire globe and very much here in Delta State.”
“Our farsighted Governor, Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, saw what is happening today long ago, he has been very honest about it from the beginning and his decision to publicly reveal the status of members of his cabinet and his own child, should be enough to convince all doubting Thomas that the virus is real.
We do not play with sickness and there is no plausible reason for government to go to this length to lie to its people about the pandemic.
The virus has gone into community transmission phase.”
“On this note, I want to use this medium to re-echoe the advice issued by the Governor to residents of the State; to take the global pandemic seriously by adhering to NCDC’s Covid-19 preventive protocols. According to NCDC there is no verified home remedy for COVID-19. The best ways to protect yourself are to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands often.”
“I also want to commend the Governor for his support to the frontline health workers and the leadership he has so far displayed during this trying time in our history and to appeal to him not to relent in his efforts until this enemy number one of public health, is defeated.” Dr Nwoko concluded.