A report from Bauchi State shows that as part of its renewed commitment towards sensitizing citizens of Bauchi state on all the protocols against infection with the novel coronovirus, the State Task Force on COVID-19 through its Risk Communication, a sub committee has on Sunday evening conducted a mega rally in Bauchi metropolis.
The Chairman of the Risk Communication Committee and State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Honorable Garba Dahiru led the rally alongside SSA Media to the state Governor, Comrade Muktar M. Gidado, State NUJ Chairman, Comrade Umar Saidu as well as other Chairmen of various unions.
Garba Dahiru said the committee is working assiduously to reduce the spread of the coronovirus (COVID-19) across the state.
According to him, the sensitisation rally is to enlighten the citizens on the protocols against infection with the coronovirus especially the use of hand sanitizers, wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing at public gatherings.
Garba Dahiru also said the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed has provided the enabling environment for the total eradication of the virus in the state.
” I am highly delighted to address you today at the occasion of our mega rally in Bauchi metropolis, we organised this in order to tell the citizens that, COVID-19 is real and we must work together to curb its spread in our society.”
“This rally will afford us the opportunity to sensitize communities of Bauchi metropolis on the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative effect to society.”
” As you are aware, Bauchi State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, is working round the clock to eradicate the virus
As COVID-19 is yet to be over, the Chairman of the Risk Communication Committee insisted that virus is real and stressed the need for people to comply with government’s directives of tackling the disease.
Honorable Garba Dahiru therefore assured that, the committee with the support of the state government, will not relent in mitigating the scourge of COVID-19 in the state.
” I thank all the stakeholders for supporting us towards ensuring the success of this important rally.”
On his part, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the State Governor, Comrade Muktar Gidado emphasized the need for people of the state to ensure total compliance with the protocols of NCDC against COVID-19 infection.
” As citizens, we should ensure adherence to the COVID-19 protocols, the virus is real and we must protect ourselves against infection.”
The mega rally witnessed large turn out with the participation of critical stakeholders.