COVID-19: Akwa Ibom okays low key celebration as state clocks 34 | Dailytrust

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom okays low key celebration as state clocks 34

All events scheduled to mark Akwa Ibom State 34th anniversary are to be kept at low key, besides inauguration of the numerous projects initiated by the government of Akwa Ibom State.

The resolution was reached on Wednesday after the State Executive Council presided over by Governor Udom Emmanuel, received the report of the COVID-19 Management Committee on the spike in the Delta variant of COVID-19 and it’s attendant pressure on the state.

Briefing Government House correspondents after the meeting, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong said, the full list of projects to be commissioned in the period will be published by the Secretary to the State Government.

“His Excellency, the Governor in Council received the advice from the COVID-19 Management Committee, that with the current spike and pressure from the Delta variant of COVID, all state anniversary celebrations should be low key. Emphasis will therefore be on commissioning of projects and the full list of projects slated for commissioning in the period will be published by the Secretary to the State Government,” he said.

He also noted that the governor has directed that increased awareness campaign be undertaken for the people of the state to submit themselves for vaccination, assuring that information will be intensified on where people can take the vaccines in Uyo and every other place where vaccination is ongoing.

According to the State Information boss, the Governor affirmed that the vaccines were safe for usage.

In a related development, the Commissioner for Health has been directed to set up a monitoring team to ensure standardization of Medical Laboratories in the state.