Governor of Akwa Ibom state,Udom Emmanuel has suspected that the 1800 bags of custom bonded warehouse rice sent to the State as Federal Government palliative for Covid-19 may not be suitable for consumption.
Hence, he announced a decision to subject the rice to scientific test to ascertain the food condition before distributions, as he has strong reservations against distributing a food item that has shown serious signs of decay to the state citizens .
Presenting an summary of efforts so far made by the state government in the fight towards curbing of Covid-19 spread, Governor Emmanuel said though novel, Corona Virus did not take Akwa Ibom state by surprise, as they’re learning to manage it.
The state has a modern digital, functional situation room for every single test analysis with close to 50 medical experts who are manning them.
In declaration of the importance of lives of every citizen of Akwa Ibom just as how important the life of the Governor, he pledged to do everything within his powers to keep Akwa Ibom and her people safe.
Emmanuel assured that he will continue to strive to invest more in the health sector. Adding that the state has 407 medical doctors and 2000 nurses to help in the fight.
Paying glowing tributes to medical workers in the state, Governor Emmanuel said: “My heroes are the medical workers who have volunteered, who have exposed themselves to risk to ensure that they work during this critical season in order to make sure they manage this cases well, I am eternally indebted to these ones”.