In a statement from the Enugu Govt House, the cab operators who spoke through their Chairman, Comrade Samuel Ajogwu, also commended Ugwuanyi for his untiring efforts towards containing the spread of the virus in the state.
Describing Ugwuanyi as “our father who cares for his children”, Comrade Ajogwu said that it was heartwarming that “our dear Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the midst of his infrastructural development across Enugu State; in the midst of his efforts in checking the spread of this COVID-19, deems it necessary to provide us with these food items as palliatives”.
While urging members of the union to abide by all the precautionary measures put in place by the federal and state governments as well as health regulatory bodies for the prevention and control of the virus, the Chairman promised the state government of their resolve to continue to assist in the fight against COVID-19.
Presenting the palliatives, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, who represented Gov Ugwuanyi, said the gesture was in furtherance of “His Excellency’s magnanimity and commitment to the wellbeing of the people of our dear state, especially the less privileged and various groups in the society”.
Mrs. Ezeilo pointed out that the state government, since the outbreak of the pandemic, has been moving from one place to another, distributing food items to the lowly, the poorest of the poor and various groups, to cushion the effects of the pandemic on them.
She, therefore, urged members of the union to continue to abide by the government’s restriction orders as well as the regulations and protocol for the containment of the spread of the disease as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Members of the state’s COVID-19 Emergency and Palliatives Committee at the event include the Leader of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, Chairman, House Committee on Health, Hon. Sam Ngene; his Information counterpart, Hon. Jeff Mbah, Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh.
Others include the Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Rt. Hon. Princess Peace Nnaji, her counterpart from the Ministry of Transport, Hon. Mathias Ekweremadu jnr, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Engr. Mike Ogbuekwe.