The Executive Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area, High Chief Tom Aliezi, inaugurates monitoring and sensitization committee for the prevention of covid-19 in Emohua local government area.
Inaugurating the Committee at the council secretariat on Tuesday, Hon. Tom Aliezi, stated that the essence of the committee is to monitor and prevent the outbreak of the virus within local government area.
He emphasized that there has been no case of the deadly virus in any part of Rivers State and that the governor’s directive for preventive measures to be put in place across the 23 local government areas must be strictly adhered to.
He said, “the governor has directed that we must not wait for the state to record a case of corona virus before we get up to fight it.”
“We believe that the best way to fight the virus is to prevent it from coming into our state, and that’s why we are setting up monitoring committees at the different local government areas and even to the ward levels, to ensure that the outbreak of the virus is given intensive monitoring “. He said.
The LGA Monitoring Committee for the covid-19 pandemic consist of:
1. Vice chairman of Emohua LGA — Chairperson
2.Director of Health (Primary Healthcare) Emohua LGA — Alternate Chairman
3. Secretary of Emohua LGA — Secretary
4. All Members of Emohua Legislative Assembly — Members
3. Head of National Orientation Agency, Emohua LGA — Member
4. Divisional Police Officers of Rumuji and Egbeda Divisional Headquarters in Emohua LGA — Members
6. Divisional officer, Nigeria Security and Civic Defence Corp, Emohua LGA — Member
7. Head of Department of State Services, Emohua LGA — Member
8. Commander Special Anti-Robbery Squad , Emohua LGA — Memeber
9. Commander Joint Military Task force (JTF) Emohua LGA — Member
The council chairman stated that the local government committee will be working in synergy with the committee set up by the state government to monitor the outbreak of the deadly corona virus in Rivers State.
Tom Aliezi further ordered the Councillors representing the fourteen wards in the local government area to replicate the establishment of the Monitoring committees at their respective wards.
Tom Aliezi enlightened the councillors on those to be co-opted into the committees at the different wards as follows:
1. Chairmen of Community Development Committees.
2. Community Chiefs
3. Leaders of Community Vigilante Groups
4. Religious leaders
5. Community youth leaders
6. Leaders of women groups
7. Leaders of age grades
8. Community town criers.
He stated that to achieve the expected results, while the local government monitoring committee will be working directly with the committee set up by the governor at the state level, the ones at the different wards in the local government area will also be working directly with that of the local government council through the councillors representing them in Emohua legislative Assembly.
He charged members of the committees to put in their best and ensure that the deadly virus is prevented from gaining entrance into Emohua local government area in particular and Rivers State at large.
The Council Chairman also distributed Covid-19 sensitization materials to members of the committees and instructed them to extend same to their respective communities and ensure that the awareness campaign is narrowed down to the nooks and crannies of Emohua local government area.
He charged everyone and community leaders at all level to ensure that the ban on public gatherings and restrictions on religious activities by Rivers government is respected at their different communities.
He warned that anyone caught violating the ban on public gathering and restriction on religious activities would be made to face the consequences of their actions as provided by the laws of the state.