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Govt alone can’t fight coronavirus, says Uzodinma

Govt alone can’t fight coronavirus, says Uzodinma
April 02
16:39 2020

Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo state, says government alone cannot take on the fight against coronavirus.

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Speaking when two oil firms: Seplat Petroleum Development Company and Waltersmith, donated some medical items that will help to curb the spread of the virus in the state, he said his administration is committed to preventing the spread of the disease in the state.

While appreciating the gesture by the oil firms, Uzodimma stated that their kind donation will go a long way in assisting the state in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to thank you on behalf of the good people of Imo State for your show of solidarity this afternoon and also to assure you that this will go a long way to address the situation of the virus,” he said.

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“The people of Imo are indeed challenged not only because of the paucity of funds in our state, but also the task of what is required to address this situation is also very huge. We also want to invite through this medium our brothers and sisters to understand that government alone cannot address this situation.

“I urge them to join people like you to make donations and contributions. Ours is to ensure that these things will get to the targets so that at the end of the day, we would have created a win-win situation for all the people.”

The governor assured the oil firms that the items will be put to good use, adding that Imo, as much as he knew, has not recorded any infected or confirmed case.

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Speaking earlier,  Emeka Onyeagba, leader of the delegation, said the sole purpose of their mission was to deliver the medical facilities to the government as part of their corporate social responsibility to their host state.

He said the government, which is less than three months in office, needs every support it could garner from both public and private sectors to combat the scourge.

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