Isolation Centre in Asaba
The fight against COVID 19 is no doubt very Expensive and financially draining to most states in Nigeria. It is not surprising therefore to see states and even the federal government going cap in hand begging for financial support.
The Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, recently called on wealthy individuals, philanthropists and corporate organizations to contribute their quotas towards the fight against COVID-19 ravaging the entire world.
Prof. Muoboghare made the appeal in Asaba when the leadership of the Nigerian Library Association, (NLA)Delta State Chapter, donated alcohol-based hand sanitizers, buckets with tap heads, liquid soap, and sensitization leaflets to the ministry and the State Library Board Headquarters.
He said that the State Government could not single-handedly provide all that was needed to stem the tide of the spread of the deadly disease and therefore solicited the support of well-meaning individuals and organizations to assist the State Government in its determined efforts to rid the State of the disease.
The Commissioner who spoke through his Media Assistant, Mr. Dennis Medi, thanked the Association for donating the items and promised to make them available to the offices.
Prof. Muoboghare said that the association was the first to donate such items to the Ministry and then appealed to other Associations and Unions to emulate the worthy gesture of the Nigerian Library Association.
Earlier in his speech before the presentation of the items to the Commissioner’s representative, the Chairman of the association, Mr. Nelson Edewor said that the donation was their humble contribution towards the fight against the deadly disease.
Gov Okowa of Delta State
Mr. Edewor stated that the COVID-19 pandemic had devastated the entire world and therefore called for concerted efforts by all and sundry towards the speedy eradication of the disease from the planet earth.
In the Chairman’s entourage were the National Pub¬lic Relations Officer and Chairman of NLA Delta State COVID-19 Support Committee, Dr. OgochukwuEmiri, a Member of the Support Committee, Mr. Patrick Ijiekhuamen and a Senior Librarian in Delta State University, Mr. Marcus Isebe.