Community leader tasks traders on use of face mask
By Joy Mbachi [NAN]
Chief Bonny Nkwuaku, President-General of Enugwu-Ukwu Community, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra, has called on traders in the community market “Nkwo Enugwu-Ukwu” to always use nose mask.
He advised the traders and other persons who engage in street markets in the community to regularly put on their nose mask while attending to customers to avoid COVID-19 infection.
Nkwuaku, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Awka, that the call became necessary to make people change their mind set on reality of the existence of the virus.
“We need to do a lot of sensitisation on the control of COVID-19 spread into communities.
“Market men and women deal with the public always, they could be a source of spread or control, so once they are aware of the dangers of defaulting COVID-19 precautionary measure, compliance level will be increased,” he said.
Nkwuaku said the call would also enlighten the people against being caught by the COVID-19 task force team who are determined to check COVID-19 spread in the society.
“These team has the responsibility of arresting COVID-19 precautionary rules defaulters who fails to wear nose mask, place buckets, soap and water at their business centres.
“It is expected that people who attend to public or access public space are to put on their nose mark and other precautionary measures,” he said.
Nkwuaku, said that people should see government directives as a means to get them protected from the second wave of COVID-19 which is said to be more deadly than the first wave.
He appealed to the community to avoid been a source to spreading the virus, urging them to partner with the state to control the spread and avoid being arrested and charged to court. (NAN)