Thursday, June 11, 2020

Covid-19: Enugu South Rural Constituency House Of Assembly Member, And Deputy Majority Leader, Rt. Hon Onyiye Ugwu Distributes Palliatives To Constituents

Although COVID-19 is giving us many reasons to grieve, today we're also celebrating the palliatives distributed on the 9th June 2020 by Rt. Hon. Onyinye Ugwu ( member Enugu State House Of Assembly representing Enugu South Rural Constituency and Deputy Majority Leader Of The State Assembly ). All the 13 wards that made up her constituency benefited from the palliatives. The list of the wards are: Achara Layout East, Achara Layout West, Akwuke, Amechi I, Amechi II, Awkunanaw East, Awkunanaw West, Maryland, Obeagu I, Obeagu II, Ugwuaji, Uwani East and Uwani West.

It's important to note that Enugu South is a local government area of Enugu state Nigeria. Its headquarter is in the town of Uwani. Hon. Monday Eneh is incumbent chairman of this local government.

Hon. Onyinye Ugwu followed the examples laid by Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ( Executive Governor of Enugu State ) by inviting members in all the wards during her distribution of the palliatives.

The palliatives distribution attracted people, so many dignitaries which include:
The local government chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria chairman for Enugu South, PDP zonal chairman, PDP zonal secretary, PGs, Ward's Representatives, and families within her constituency.

There was enough to eat and drink for all attendees. Each mentioned family received tuber of yam, cartoon of noodles, and sizeable bag of rice. These palliatives distribution will go a long way to solve the hunger virus in our constituency she said. She encouraged attendees to be generous as well as follow all the guidelines prescribed during this COVID-19 era.


Coronavirus disease ( COVID-19 ) outbreak situation. There is 7,145539 confirmed cases, 408,025 confirmed deaths and affecting 216 countries, areas and territories with cases.
Protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19:

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

1. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water. Why? It kills viruses that maybe on your hands.
2. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? If you are too close, you breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
3. Avoid going to crowded places. Why? It's more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre.
4. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
5. Make sure you and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus.
6. Stay home and self isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others.
7. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
8. Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources such as World Health Organization or your local and national health authorities.


1. Keep alcohol based hand sanitizer out of children's reach. Teach them how to apply the sanitizer and monitor its use.
2. Apply a coined sized amount on your hands. There's no need to use a large amount of the product.
3. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose immediately after using an alcohol based hand sanitizer, as it can cause irritation.
4. Hand sanitizers recommended to protect against COVID-19 are alcohol based and therefore can be inflammable. Do not use before handling fire or cooking.
5. Under no circumstances, drink or let children swallow an alcohol based hand sanitizer. It can be poisonous.
6. Remember that washing your hands with soap and water is also effective against COVID-19.

Our constituency benefited from the generosity of Rt. Hon. Onyinye Ugwu, so our prayer is for God to preserve her life and her family for all of us in Enugu South Rural Constituency.

Written by:
Hon. Edeh Elijah C.
Owner of Readers Club International;
Owner of Worldwide Initiative against Suicide And Drugs;
National president of Southern Students Forum Of Nigeria ( ASONIS Nigeria )

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