COVID-19: Reps minority leader, Elumelu, calls for extra vigilance, collaborative efforts

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, on Monday, called for extra vigilance and aggressive multi-sectoral collaborative efforts against the dreaded Covid-19 in the country.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, Elumelu described the confirmation of Covid-19 in the country, as a national challenge which required an accelerated collaborative effort by all government agencies, the organized private sector and all individual Nigerians to overcome.

The minority leader urged a multi-layered collaborative effort involving healthcare, transport and border control agencies, schools, faith-based and community organizations as well as other social service delivery outlets to step up awareness and control interventions to effectively check the spread of the disease.

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He further urged the Federal Government to engage in more sensitization as well as open more testing and treatment centres across the country.

He also called on members of the National Assembly to ensure more sensitization in their constituencies to guarantee wider enlightenment on issues related to the disease at the grass-root level.

Elumelu expressed optimism that the COVID-19 would be checked and encouraged Nigerians not to despair but brace up to the challenge by strictly following the instructions, directions and advisory on safety and control measures issued by relevant agencies.

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