The enlarge Hausa Community in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State have benefited from the COVID-19 advocacy and sensitization progrqmme on hiegene and basic Preventive measures.
The program organised by the department of Muslim Affairs in partnership with the local government task force on COVID-19,taught the Hausa Community, especially the women on mode of transmission, clinical exmination and basic preventions.
Speaking at the event,the Special Adviser to the Governor on Muslim Affairs Alhaji Hassan Tanimu said the awareness became imperative due to increase in the spread of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic in Nigeria.
Tanimu said though,there is no Coronavirus yet in Cross River State,the spread of the deadly disease which had already killed one in the country, cause for worry,hence the sensitization.
The SA said Governor Ben Ayade has already directed the Commissioner for Health,Dr Betta Edu and her team in the health cluster to distribute more hands sanitizers and other basic precautional equipment.
“The Muslim and Hausa Community residing in ogoja local government area are part of citizens of Cross River and that’s why Governor Ayade asked me to come for this sensitization on COVID-19 with the task force team in the Local Government Area” he said .
Other speakers at the event are Mrs Elizabeth Bullem who is the primary health Care coodinator and Mrs Ulofu Mary Ilele, Rosemary Oreme commended the Hausa community for coming out in their numbers and participate in the exercise with an advise that they should take the massage to there various households.
Hundreds of hand free hand sanitizers and other protective equipments were distributed to men and women to take care of there homes mosque around ogoja local government area.
Some of the personalities at the sensitization campaign are Seriki of Hausa community in Ogoja,Alhaji yakubu Adamu Asaba,former Special Assistant to the Governor on non indigene Affairs, Alhaji Abdukareem Adamu among others.