Covid-19: A’Ibom state government worries over citizens’ safety

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Akwa Ibom State Secretary and chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem has expressed concern over the attitude of citizens towards safety protocols in the state.

Ekuwem while talking at the launch/public presentation of the book titled “Corona Virus 19 and doing Alright: the search for meaning” written by Monsignor Micheal Ekpenyong (a former Secretary-General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Uyo) noted that the disease “has not disappeared from the surface of the earth.”

He said, “This malady COVID-19 that we have the privilege to contribute or superintend or monitor is real. And please father draw the attention of sisters and brothers in the church that COVID-19 has not gone, it is still very much with us.

“We must therefore continue to wear facemask always, I don’t like it, but it’s good to continue to wear it, wear your facemask and try as much as possible to observe social distancing in all public places.”

Book reviewer, Rev. Donatus Udoette who lauded the author for his creativity said “Monsignor Ekpeyong harped on the need for social distancing occasioned by COVID-19, but that should not be allowed to affect or blur spiritual closeness to those in need from a distance.

“Using the “Neediest from a distance Project” at Paul West Itam, the author has succeeded in imparting an internal lesson with the word gold, namely that Coronavirus has no power to disrupt the spiritual law of quantum spirituality which is expressed in form of “Ubuntu”(solidarity, unity and togetherness).”

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