The Delta State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to direct the State Ministry of Health and other relevant Agencies to embark on the sensitization of Deltans on the deadly Coronavirus currently ravaging the world.
The resolution followed a motion moved under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by the Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Honourable Solomon Ighrakpata, seconded by the Minority Leader, Honourable Innocent Anidi and unanimously adopted.
Speaking on the merits of the motion, Ighrakpata said since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China, it had spread to almost every part of the world hence the need to devote adequate attention to it.
He pointed out that on 11 March, 2020 the World Health Organisation viewed the virus as a global pandemic with China and Italy recording the highest death tolls..
The Lawmaker maintained that there was no known cure for the disease, stressing that prevention was the only available solution.
He noted that Italy was completely locked down, football matches suspended, schools shut down and businesses closed, emphasizing that the effect on the world was highly devastating.
The member representing Ika North East, Honourable Emeka Elekeokwuri who joined in the debate, described the motion as timely, important and urgent, stating that It was a global issue.
The Speaker, Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori, said the state government was well aware of the effects of the virus and had put machinery in place to prevent the disease.
The Speaker noted that the resolution was to give legislative backing to the efforts of the executive arm.