The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Akwa Ibom State Branch has given Governor Udom Emmanuel a pat on the back over the high rating of the State in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This was expressed in a press briefing by the State Chairman of the international human rights group, Otuekong Franklyn Isong, in his office in Uyo, on Friday, 24th April, 2020.

In a release entitled; “Epi Summary of COVID-19 Outbreak in Akwa Ibom State,” dated 21st April, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control scored Akwa Ibom State Government 99 percent on contact-tracing and other critical elements in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. NCDC also scored the State 2.7 percent on the proportions of contacts that have developed (suggestive) symptoms, which, to NCDC, is a great success ratio.

Reacting to the development, the CLO commended the State government on the feat and urged the State government not to relent in the fight against the deadly virus, saying that more efforts should be made in stemming the highly infectious disease from spreading in the State.

The CLO boss applauded the State government’s efforts at decontaminating public places and locations across the State through fumigation by the Akwa Ibom State Environmental Protection and Waste Management Agency (AKSEPWMA).

The CLO also lauded the State government for embarking on the construction of an isolation centre in Ituk Mbang, Uruan local government area.

On the lockdown, the CLO Chairman stated that the lockdown has achieved success in curtailing the spread of the virus by ensuring social distancing as more people now stay at home except those on essential duties.

On the enforcement of the lockdown, the CLO commended the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohime Edgal, who is the Chairman of the Enforcement Team, for ensuring that members of the Enforcement Team are now more professional and civil in their conduct as they interface with members of the public.


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