COVID-19: NYSC donates over 200 hand sanitisers to Ebonyi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Wednesday, donated over 150 hand sanitisers to the Ebonyi state government in its bid to help prevent the coronavirus spread in the state.

The NYSC state coordinator, Mrs Ann Ibe, said that the hand sanitisers were produced by corps members serving in the state as the scheme’s resolve to support the state government’s drive towards preventing the pandemic.

Ibe said that the NYSC was keenly observing government’s activities to prevent the disease and decided to contribute its own quota towards the fight.

“We implore that you accept this token of sanitisers towards the fight as we resolve that this is a joint responsibility.

“The sanitisers were produced by the Ebonyi NYSC cosmetology group through the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development scheme, to support the fight against the COVID-19 scourge.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Kenneth Ugbala, while receiving the items, extolled the NYSC for its support to prevent the coronavirus from the state and pledged the state government’s support to the scheme at all times.

“I commend you for ensuring that the intellectual abilities of the corps members are effectively utilised to stem the tide of the global scourge.

“The donation will assist in combating the pandemic which has already claimed many lives in different parts of the world and we will judiciously utilise the items,” he said.

He enjoined the public to cooperate with the government in the fight against the virus by adhering strictly to the regulations it stipulated in the fight against the pandemic.

“The state government’s proactiveness has earned it a high rating in the fight against the virus and has made the state COVID-19 free,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presentation was witnessed by the NYSC assistant director, Mrs Josephine Isu, its state governing board chairman and the state commissioner for youth development and sports, Mr Charles Akpuenika, among others. pix caption: NYSC DG, Big.-General Ibrahim

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