Tuesday, September 21, 2021
22.1 C
Abuja
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

We’ve spent N1bn on COVID

Must read

Ferdinand Omanyala: Africa’s fastest man unfazed by shadow of drugs ban

Despite finishing second to Trayvon Bromell, Kenya's Omanyala set a new African 100m record on SaturdayFerdinand Omurwa Omanyala may now be the fastest man...

Rwanda Disqualified From Africa Volleyball Championship

Rwanda has been eliminated from the 2021 Women's Volleyball African Nations Championship as the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) continues to investigate allegations that the...

Africa’s real estate market to bounce back by Q1 2023, says Horne

The Group Chief Executive Officer, Broll Property Group, Malcolm Horne, has predicted that the African real estate market would normalise and bounce back to...

Patrick Odey, Uyo

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said his administration has spent over N1bn to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Speaking at a media briefing held at the Government House, Uyo, on Monday, the governor said the state government was currently constructing a 300-bed isolation centre at the Ituk Mbang General Hospital.

He said all the isolation centres including the Ibom Specialist Hospital had functional ventilators.

The governor said although, COVID-19 was a new disease that took the world by surprise, it did not meet the Akwa Ibom State Government unprepared.

On the proposed random testing for COVID-19 in the state, Emmanuel said, “It will absolutely be a waste of resources if we go on random testing.

“There is no one who needed to be tested that has not been tested. Everything we do follows the NCDC’s prescriptions.”

 He said consultations were ongoing to decide on whether or not to lock the state down, promising to account for all donations received for palliatives in due course.

Copyright PUNCH.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON


- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Ferdinand Omanyala: Africa’s fastest man unfazed by shadow of drugs ban

Despite finishing second to Trayvon Bromell, Kenya's Omanyala set a new African 100m record on SaturdayFerdinand Omurwa Omanyala may now be the fastest man...

Rwanda Disqualified From Africa Volleyball Championship

Rwanda has been eliminated from the 2021 Women's Volleyball African Nations Championship as the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) continues to investigate allegations that the...

Africa’s real estate market to bounce back by Q1 2023, says Horne

The Group Chief Executive Officer, Broll Property Group, Malcolm Horne, has predicted that the African real estate market would normalise and bounce back to...

US Varsity Appoints Prof. Tijani Africa’s Director

The Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, United States, has appointed a renowned professor of History in Nigeria, Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani, as its global...