By Okereke Wilson Ogbonnaya
An International organization known as Lions Club through its Ebonyi State branch, penultimate weekend contributed some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the safety of the personnel in Abakaliki.
President of the Club, Hon (Prophetess) Jacinta Nwakaego Nworie while handing over the materials to the government through office of the Chairman, Ebonyi State Covid-19 Fund Raising Team, Rt. Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru at International Conference Center said that her members, having seen the role of the health workers towards the fight against the disease and risks attached to their services deemed it fit to show love and care to the personnel.
According to her, the organization which was found in USA in 1917 and extended to Ebonyi State in 2019 has the mandate to provide the citizenry with the following charitable services: electricity to the rural areas, scholarship to students and pupils, empowerment and other gesture capable of affecting lives positively.
“The essence of this donation is to complement government effort towards the safety of the medical doctors, nurses and other health caregivers over the fight against Covid-19, thus, I believe that with this token, they will be able to protect themselves adequately in the course of discharging their duties.”
Hon. Nworie further disclosed their readiness to partner with the government at all times and also called for membership from the interested persons into the non political and humanitarian service organization.
Hon. Nwifuru represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Leo Ekene Oketa said “It is quite unfortunate that Ebonyi State has recorded a large number of cases but notwithstanding, we are happy that the cases were recorded and identified through the proactive and systematic effort of the government”
“I have heard people said over the radio and social media that the number is alarming but we understand from the other side that the number increasing because we are testing a lot of people and a situation where there is no testing equipment, there is no way the infected persons can be identified, so we can boldly say that we have well equipped treatment centres.”
“We thank the Lions Club for this gesture and for coming together to make our communities better, we thank you for coming together to serve and ensure that our State and communities are made better for peaceful habitation”, he said.