Delta Govt, UNICEF move To Check Community COVID-19 Spread

Delta state government in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the state Committee on Food and Nutrition (SCFN) have collectively moved to check the spread of the COVID-19 disease at various communities in the state.

Delta State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr. Barry Pere Gbe, who spoke to journalists in an interview on Wednesday in Asaba said that no fewer than 100 women have been trained to assist the bodies to ensure a hitchfree process during which the committees will embark on the process in the state.

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Mr. Pere Gbe said that the training was a measure to complement the efforts of the state government to empower and build resilience of vulnerable women in the rural areas through skill acquisition in soap making and production of alcohol- based hand sanitizer, among others

He said “the training exercise among others was to cushion economic hardship in the state particularly at this period of COVID-19 pandemic disease, the issue of COVID-19 pandemic disease has been a major concern to government all over the world and the state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has shown uncommon leadership in the fight against the disease.”