General news

COVID-19: Kogi Speaker rallies support for vulnerable groups



The Speaker of the Kogi House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole, has urged the people of the state  to stay safe and assist the underprivileged and vulnerable groups in the fight against continuous spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Kolawole made the call in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Femi Olugbemi and made available to Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Lokoja.

He commended the efforts of the state government toward alleviating the plight of the people occasioned by the global pandemic in spite of the fact that the state had yet to record any case of the virus.

He noted that the spread of the deadly coronavirus was yet to abate in Nigeria hence he commended the “genuine efforts” being put in place by government at all levels to halt the spread.

Kolawole noted that the prompt payment of salaries and allowances to Kogi civil servant in the month of March was a pointer to the fact that the State Government cared for the people and was committed to alleviating their suffering.

He described as essential, the peoples’ cooperation with government in the prevailing trying period noting that the government was making great sacrifices toward curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 in the state.

“It has become imperative for the people of the state to adhere strictly to the health protocols in place considering the situation at hand”, he said.

The Speaker stressed that the warning had become necessary in view of the fact that seven out of the 10 states including the FCT sharing boundaries with Kogi State had recorded cases of persons infected with the virus.

He commended the State Committee on Covid-19 headed by the Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja for its proactiveness in stepping up measures against the pandemic through Sensitisation of the people on precautionary health protocols laid down by WHO.

He urged the residents to continue to maintain social distancing of one to two meters, promote personal hygiene, regular washing of hands and the use of sanitizers.

The speaker hoped and prayed that God would not allow Kogi to witness the pandemic before its eventual root-out of Nigeria.

Edited By: Modupe Adeloye and Abdullahi Yusuf

Friday Idachaba

Friday Idachaba: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at] Disclaimer.

Latest News

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 Update (30 November 2020) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (30 November 2020) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (30 November 2020) Signing of Line of Financing Agreement (under the Covid-19 Line of Financing (LOF) Support Facility) between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Coris Bank International – Burkina Faso (CBI – Burkina Faso) African Union Commission (AUC) organizes Executive Leadership Training course on Public Policy, Management & Migration Governance AstraZeneca’s Phakamisa Programme marks 10 years since launch with programme expansion African Businesses and Officials Demand Justice Against Disgraced Spanish Police Commissioner José Villarejo and Diario Rombe Founder Delfin Mocache Massoko FIFA Secretary General Discusses world football disruption, impact of FIFA COVID-19 relief plan and wokeness at World Football Summit Live IX Social App Makes Trading Accessible to Everyone African Development Bank Invests in Pioneering SPARK+ Africa Fund to Deliver Clean Cooking Solutions Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian elections Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (29 November 2020) Southern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update for South Africa (29 November 2020) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (29 November 2020) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (29 November 2020) Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (29th November 2020) Tanzania: Burundian Refugees ‘Disappeared,’ Tortured South Sudan: UN arms embargo must be maintained after surge in violence against civilians in 2020 UN condemns ‘brutal and callous’ attack on civilians in north-east Nigeria 25m Nigerians to own 5m solar systems at N4,000 monthly – Presidency AIDS: Treatment of 1.5m PLHIV key to sustaining control of HIV annually – NACA Gbajabiamila condemns killing of Borno rice farmers I didn’t defect to APC over presidential ambition- Umahi No rising of COVID-19 cases in orientation camps Group honours NYSC D-G, others for distinguished service COVID-19: Antibiotics misuse can accelerate antimicrobial resistance – experts NiMet predicts sunshine, cloudiness, Monday to Wednesday 25m Nigerians to own 5m solar systems at N4,000 monthly–Presidency Stakeholders frown at border re-opening for Dangote, BUA coys FG to roll out Autogas programme Dec. 1 APC will clinch two Bayelsa Senate seats in bye-election says Sylva Nation’s electricity grid collapses- TCN People living with HIV/AIDS seek collaboration to end virus by 2030 Lagos graduates 100 women, youth farmers #EndSARS: Association wants FG, states to compensate affected traders Create more awareness on HIV/AIDS to reduce risk of COVID-19, expert urges Youth NGO decries neglect of HIV/AIDS following COVID-19 outbreak National Qur’anic recitation competition goes underway in Gombe Nigeria Idol 2020/2021 audition begins Nov.29 Enugu State NMA gets new leadership SWAN confirms receipt of N11.4m FIFA COVID-19 funds 43 farmers killed by insurgents buried amid tears, wailing Nigerian Navy Sailing Club loses sailor UNFPA advises public against stigmatising people living with HIV Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate 5 in Borno Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponement cost organisers $1.9 billion Tyson fights to draw with Jones Jr. in exhibition Lagos Taskforce destroys over 1,700 illegal shanties at Agege #EndSARS: NAN management wants show of patriotism by Nigerians