By Solomon Attah,
Against the backdrop of the global pandemic that is threatening human existence, the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in Nasarawa State has constituted a quick response team on COVID-19 that would embark on a aggressive enlightenment to the people at the grassroots.
Inaugurating the team in Lafia, the state ALGON chairman who doubles as the chairman of Lafia Local Government, Mu’azu Maifata tasked the respond team to educate the people on measures to contain the virus.
Maifata urged the team to collaborate with the state respond team by providing information on any person suspected with symptoms of the virus.
Maifata however distributed face mask, hand sanitisers, thermometers, hand gloves among others to some communities to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
He also directed Lafia branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to ensure strict compliance with the government directive to use only one motor park is operating.
According to him, the directive became necessary to ensuring that commuters were screen before entering and living the park.
“The government had already provided testing kits including thermometers, face mask, sanitisers, hand gloves among others to be use in central motor park in Lafia”.
The ALGON Chairman therefore advised the people to maintain social distancing, improve hygiene, avoid touching their faces and wash their hands regularly to avoid being infected.