The National Orientation Agency (NOA), has been commended for its effort at sensitizing the people on the need to stay safe from the COVID – 19 pandemic.
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Emiko Ikenwoli, who gave the commendation when the Acting State Director of the Agency, Mr Chris Anyabuine, led a team to his palace on a Community Based Sensitization Programme, said taking the campaign to the communities was the way to go in the current level of transmission of the virus, appealing that the advocacy should be extended to riverine areas.
Ogiame Ikenwoli expressed satisfaction with the level of commitment shown by government in the fight against the Coronavirus since the outbreak, pointing out that he had directed his chiefs and community leaders to join in the fight by adequately educating their people on the need to abide by the prescribed preventive protocols.
The Warri monarch said it was worrisome that some persons still believed that the virus never existed, stressing that the calibre of personalities so far infected across the world was enough to convince the doubting Thomases on the reality of the virus.
He maintained that NOA in Delta State was on the right track as the Community Based Sensitization Programme would help to curb further transmission of the virus, which had accounted for the increasing number of new infections in the state.
Ogiame Ikenwoli prayed God to crown the efforts of the Agency with success in order to defeat the COVID – 19 pandemic.
Earlier, the Acting State Director of NOA, Mr. Chris Anyabuine, said his visit to the palace was to solicit greater collaboration in the fight against COVID – 19 through increased enlightenment of the people of Warri kingdom.
Mr. Anyabuine explained that NOA opted for the Community Based Sensitization Programme because the pandemic was now at the level of communty transmission, noting with delight that the Warri monarch was fully abreast of the NCDC preventive protocols.
The NOA Acting State Director commended Ogiame Ikenwoli for the steps so far taken to sensitize his subjects and urged him not to relent.