Some motor park and market operators in Port Harcourt City and its environs, have commended the Rivers State Government for steps taken to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic to the state.
A cross section of motor parks and market operators who spoke during a sensitization campaign by the Inter-ministerial Committee on the Coronavirus pandemic to some motor parks and market in the city, attributed the high level of awareness among drivers and traders to the effort of the state government.
Speaking at Abali Park, the Chairman National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTV) Mr. Christopher Wobo said drivers at the park had been fully sensitized on the disease.
Wobo said the union would continue to work with the state government to ensure that its members comply with government directives on how to contain the spread of the disease.
Also speaking at Obi Park Waterlines, chairman of the park, Mr Obi Amiefor, said the proactive steps taken by the government had checked the spread of the disease to the state.
At Rumuomasi Market, a member of the Market Council commended that state government for taking the campaign to the market.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Coronavirus, has rated the compliance of Rivers people to government institutions on the disease high.
Speaking during a sensitization campaign to some motor parks and markets in the state, the Head of Environmental Health and Safety Rivers State Ministry of Environment, Mr Chimezie C. Georgewill stressed the need for people to cooperate and support government effort in the containment of the pandemic.
Georgewill urged park managers to educate their people on the need for high level personal hygiene, while also ensuring regular washing of hands with water and soup.
The Director who represented the Commissioner of Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim at the event said, government would dole out more preventive measures to check the spread of the virus in the state.
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