With the relaxation of lockdown across the country by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, the Nasarawa State office of National Orientation Agency, NOA, on Thursday embarked on a motorized campaign against spread of the pandemic.
The Director of NOA in the state, Priscilla Gondo-Aluor, led management of the Nasarawa State office of the agency on the campaign to the 13 local government areas of the state.
Speaking at the palace of the Emir of Lafia, in commencement of the exercise, Gondo-Aluor said, “The sensitisation is necessitated by the new euphoria that greeted further relaxation in business activities like markets, banks, hotel and so should not be misconstrued as the disappearance of the disease.
“In this regard, the general public, especially those in position of authority, should constantly mobilize the masses towards proper conduct as the agency has been doing in the interest of our people and for the love of the country.”
She continued that the relaxation of lockdown clearly called for everybody to take responsibility in playing their part to keep COVID-19 at bay.
Responding, the Emir of Lafia and state chairman of council of traditional rulers, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), appreciated the agency for embarking on the campaign against the spread of the pandemic.
Speaking through the District Head of Lafia City, Alhaji Mustapha Yahuza, the emir, however said prior to the agency’s motorized campaign in the state, the emirate council has been sensitising its populace on the danger of Coronavirus.