Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA:
Deltans have been commended for their impressive compliance to the Stay-at-Home directive by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ,to curb the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 into the state.
The Managing Direcrot/Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, staed this during the 14-day lockdown period of the state against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that it is heartwarming that Delta State has not recorded any case of the virus due to the proactiveness of the state Governor Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
He however, appealed to all residents in the state to remain law-abiding and cooperate with security agencies, just as he advised the security operatives to be civil when they are enforcing the lockdown order.
Bashorun Askia in a statement, Friday, April 3, 2020 said: “On this Day Three of the Stay-at-Home directive by our Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, I hereby commend all Deltans for harkening to the call through their impressive compliance.
“I also plead that we continue to cooperate with the security agencies to avoid endangering our lives and that of our dear ones. I urge all citizens to be law-abiding and respect all delegated authorities deployed to help manage the crisis we are facing now.
“The reported skirmish that led to an avoidable death in Warri is regrettable. Every life is dear to us and we, therefore, urge the heads of all the security agencies to call their operatives to order and advise them to be civil when they engage any of us who may breach the lockdown order.
“I also remind us that we should continuously follow all safety procedures in our homes while the order persists and while we are at home, let us take steps to remain fit and healthy,”the statement concluded.