The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again made additional 20 vehicles available to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to assist the latter in combating the pandemic, Coronavirus.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee said the gesture was the sequel to the request by the PTF.
The additional 20 vehicles have increased the number of vans made available to the PTF by the electoral Commission to 159.
Okoye further revealed that the 20 vehicles to be dedicated to Sokoto State would be used to facilitate the movement of medical personnel for contact tracing.
While he appealed to all Nigerians to comply with all precautionary measures highlighted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, he assured that INEC would continue to assist all agencies in the fight against the pandemic.
The statement reads in part; “Further to its avowed commitment to support the national effort at combating the Coronavirus pandemic, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the deployment of 20 additional vehicles from its fleet to assist with the logistics needs of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“The 20 additional pick up vans, which are being released at the request of the Task Force, will be deployed to Sokoto State to facilitate the movement of medical personnel for contact tracing.
“The Commission will continue to collaborate with all agencies and stakeholders to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
We appeal to all citizens to join in this by complying with the advice of the medical authorities and observing all protocols and directives issued by them.”
Reported by: Vincent Paul