By Our Correspondent:
Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has inaugurated 40 response volunteers team to help the state in it’s fight against the novel Coronavirus.
The Governor, while inaugurating the forty man volunteers group expressed his appreciation to members of the state taskforce committee on Covid-19 for the job well-done.
He said, the sacrifice made by members of the taskforce was highly commendable when compared with the attitude of some health personnel in other States of the federation where some of them abandoned their duty post for fear of the unknown.
According to him the state government would adequately support members of the volunteer group financially and otherwise so as to be able to perform their voluntary assignment.
He further expressed his determination to fight the spread of the Corina virus and other communicable diseases with all available tools to keep the state safe.
He explained that the rate at which the virus is claiming lives in the state is very alarming, saying all hands has to be on deck to free the state of the dreaded virus.
Tambuwal however, stated that the state government has procured face masks for distribution free to the people of the state.
He said, the state government has already set aside two major Hotels in the state to serve as isolation centers in the event the number of patience suffering from the virus keep rising.
He applauded the leadership of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto under the leadership of Archbishop Mathew Hassan Kukah for given out to the state their guest house also to serve as isolation center in case the need arises.
” the state government is willing to partner with individuals, groups and corporate organizations in the fight against the common enemy Covid-19,” he said.
He said the Lockdown imposed by the state government is only a replica of the federal government that gave the directives to States to place the curfew.
Earlier in his remarks, the state commissioner for health, Dr Muhammad Ali Inname expressed appreciation with the level of support the taskforce committee enjoyed from the state government.
He said since when the fight against the virus started in the state , the Governor has been up and doing in trying to contain the spread of the virus in to urban and rural areas of the state.
He said with the inauguration of the volunteers , the fight against the virus would achieved a great success especially among the rural populace.
Inname further said each of the volunteers would be paid a motivational allowance of 15000 naira daily.
He commended the volunteers who were mainly health personnel for their courage and determination to help the state this trying moment.