BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto
A serving corps member with Sokoto state ministry of Enviroment, Umukoro Faith Okiemute has donated facemasks to members of the Correspondents Chapel, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Sokoto state chapter.
The corps member with state code number SO/19B/3273 said she was driven by the fact that journalists stake their lives to keep people informed, despite the Covid 19 pandemic. She therefore submitted that despite it is necessary to pray for them, it is also equally important to ensure that all safety measures are given to them.
Said Corper Faith, ” This is my simple show of appreciation and support to gentlemen of the press, who always go out to get us informed, despite the precarious reality of Covid 19 pandemic. The facemarks I am donating today are branded with NYSC to show our stremght and believe in the Nigerian state”.
Speaking on the development, the state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Philip Eneburue represented by Dr Samuel Okparaocha said the Covid 19 pandemic has declared unseen war against humanity.
Mr Philip while stressing that whatever is it that stops work is a war, added that, the NYSC through their Community Development initiative is deeply engaged in sensitizing people with the aim of flattening the spread of Covid 19.
Reacting to the gesture, Secretary of the Coreespomdemts Chapel, Ankeli Emmanuel thanked the state NYSC and corps member Umokoro Faith for having remembered them in this trying period them the whole world is stroked by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Ankeli, who spoke on behalf of the Chapels’ chairman, Habibu Harisu added that, Miss Faith has written her name in gold by this singular gesture as she shown a deep sense of commitment to the importance of information in any human setting.