I’m Yet To Receive A Dime From FG To Fight Covid-19, Says Gov Emmanuel | CABLE REPORTERS

The Akwa Ibom state governor, Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from federal government in the fight against Covid-19.

The governor, who made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of state government in tackling the Covid-19 scourge, asserted that it was important to clear the misconception that the state was being supported financially by federal government in the fight against the virus.

one Naira from federal government for the fight against Covid-19.

“A lot of people believe we are doing all these things because federal government has given us so much money.

“No, not at all.

“We do this because we see our responsibility to save lives and I had said that I will be at the forefront of this fight,” Gov Udom stated.

He admonished citizens that despite all what his administration has done to keep the state safe, the primary responsibility to remain safe doesn’t rest with the governor, health workers or government, but rests on individual adult citizen of the state.

Governor Emmanuel seized the platform to thank Akwa Ibom people, corporate organizations and development partners that have worked with the state to salvage the situation, saying “it’s been a very challenging time and as I said during the last briefing that if God does not take this away as we have prayed then we must find a way to survive”.

“Let me appreciate all our health workers, security agents, Christian Association of Nigeria, political and other stakeholders and all our citizens who have shown understanding and cooperation within this period.

“I appreciate those who obey the guidelines and even those who do not obey, but mainly people working in our case management centres, call centres and security agents who have done a fantastic job within this period”.

While acknowledging the support of the media in the fight and soliciting continued understanding and support from citizens, he revealed that one of those who criticized his administration’s response to Covid-19 was unfortunately stricken by the infection and the same medical facilities and system he condemned were used to treat him.

“Today, if you ask him, I’m sure he will say something different.

“So, be rest assured that every decision taken, every guideline by this government is to protect lives and that is the primary aim.


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