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COVID-19: Council tasks Nigerians on safety protocols



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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Nasarawa State Chapter, has urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to safety measures against COVID-19 to stay safe and boost the socioeconomic development of the country.

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This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Alhassan Nasir, the State Acting Chairman of the council, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Karu on Tuesday.

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Nasir said that if Nigerians adhered strictly to COVID-19 safety measures, it would go a long way in curtailing the spread of the virus in the country.

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“Nigerians should adhere to safety measures as advised by governments and health experts by staying at home, observe social distancing, avoid overcrowded environment, and wash their hands frequently.

“Use face masks among other safety protocols. If this is done, it will go a long way in curtailing spread of the disease and people will be safe,” he said.

The chairman also urged residents of the state and other Nigerians to maintain personal and environmental cleanliness in order to remain healthy.

The council commended the measures adopted and steps taken by the Nasarawa State Government in curtailing the spread of Coronavirus.

“We are also commending the media, security agencies, religious bodies and traditional rulers among other relevant authorities in the fight against the virus in the state,” he said.

The youth apex body, however, challenged youths in the state to be COVID-19 Volunteer Ambassadors in the interest of the health of all Nigerians.

Besides, he urged the youths to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and live peacefully with one another for development to thrive.

The chairman restated the commitment of the council to continue to initiate youths building programmes in order to improve on the standard of their lives.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

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