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NIGERIA: Anambra Polls Vs Covid-19: Protect Yourself And Others- Nwankpo

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Ahead of the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6, 2021, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo have called on the good people of Anambra state to wake up to the ravaging effects of Corona Virus Disease in the country.

The former aide to ex President Goodluck Jonathan made the call when he recieved a group of young Anambra student doctors and “Extern” who paid a solidarity visit at his country home at Okija, Yesterday.

Addressing the guests, Nwankpo said that governments should continue to make efforts to increase overall vaccine coverage and lower community transmission, that public health measures remain the foundation of the pandemic response.

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He said “Community transmission of COVID-19 continues in many areas across Nigeria, and new variants of concern have been identified and are circulating. Efforts should be made to protect yourself and others”.

Nwankpo thanked the state government and public health authorities for the huge success story Anambra state has recorded since the pandemic. He, however, urged the state government to continue to make public health decisions, adjust restrictions depending on COVID-19 activity in the state.

“To prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, governments should continue to apply public health measures in communities and settings where people gather. We should intensify the awareness and sensitization campaign, especially, now the state is embarking on  electioneering campaigns. Let’s think ahead about the actions we can take to stay healthy, prevent the spread of COVID-19”. He said

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Speaking on his governorship ambition, Nwankpo said that if elected as the governor, he would strengthen the healthcare system, make policies that would make every family in Anambra to access healthcare services with ease. He promised to engineer health reforms in the state, a situation whereby the healthcare providers would be proud of their government.

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Those Instigating, Elongating Crime Against Humanity In Zamfara State Will Soon Be Exposed, Prosecuted ~Gov. Matawalle

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Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle has said those collaborating with bandits to elongate crime against humanity in Zamfara State will soon be exposed and prosecuted.

Governor Matawalle disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja after he briefed President Buhari on the security situation in the State.

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The Governor said investigation had begun to ascertain the involvement or the otherwise of people in the list of collaborators of the criminals and their degrees of collaborations.

Governor Matawalle gave the assurance that no one found to be collaborating with the criminals would be spared, no matter their status in the society.

He refuted the outrageous figures of those killed by bandits, which are being published in the social and conventional media, and accused profiteers of the crime for the exaggeration.

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The Governor, who noted that the initial peace agreement he signed with the bandits worked for 9 months, said the agreement got grounded by some people, who instigated the bandits to renege on their commitments of the agreement to gain cheap political clout.

He however said the new strategy to be adopted, which he has informed President Buhari about, would soon usher in peace and stability in the region.

Governor Matawalle thanked the Republic of Niger for assisting Nigeria in her fight against terrorism and banditry.

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