CONSIDER IT A PATRIOTIC DUTY TO ENFORCE LOCKDOWN ORDER AT EVERY PORTS IN THE STATE
–Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa.
By Frank Iroroh
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring, Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa, has urged security personnel manning the various ports in the state to consider their assignment as a patriotic duty and therefore must ensure the lockdown order in the state is strictly enforced in all the ports in the state.
Dr Amaihunwa gave the advice when he and the Sapele Local Government Council Chairman Hon. Eugene Inoaghan alongside the Local Government Taskforce went to Sapele Sea Port, to assess the level of compliance with the lockdown order of the government.
Addressing the security and health care personnel after going round the port facility, the SSA said, ‘I have gone round the port and have observed that it is under intense surveillance. I have also seen some ships belting here with many expatriates on board. I want to commend you for your sacrifice for keeping vigil at the port. What you are doing here will, to a large extent help curtail the spread of the Covid-19 to the state.’
‘If infected persons are not coming into the state, the task of taking care of the cases we have here and tracking their contacts will become much easier. Therefore, I want to urge you to consider it a patriotic duty to enforce strict compliance with the lockdown order. Ensure nobody is allow into the state without observing the Covid-19 protocol.’
‘Particularly, I want to advice the health care personnel on the need for total adherence to World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC and NEMASA COVID 19 prevention standard protocols.’ He concluded.
Dr Amaihunwa, also commended the local government Council Chairman, Hon. Eugene Inoaghan and members of the Local Government Lockdown Enforcement Taskforce for efforts in sensitising the residents of the local government since the pandemic began and ensuring that the lockdown order is enforced not just in the Seaport but across the local government areas, to ensure that residents of the local government adhere to the lockdown order and comply with the Covid-19 preventive measures as directed by the state government.
The SSA also visited the koko sea Port, where he saw shipping activities operated by servicing companies supply raw material to companies along the sea Ports, like Livestock Flour Mill and Askas Regandas companies.
The SSA repeated similar advice to the personnel at the sea port and commended them for their sacrifice and service to the state.