By IfeanyiCy Njoku
Dr Uzoma Obiyo, the founder of Samuel-Mary & Dame Emily Obiyo Foundation, has commended the Imo Government for initiating strategies to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Obiyo, the Chief Executive Officer, Multinet Group, hailed Governor Hope Uzodinma for his approach and commissioning of the Imo Isolation Centers in Owerri.
The government has provided funds, 27 ambulances, hand sanitizers, bags of rice to Imo all communities in the 27 LGAs.
There has also been fumigation of markets, motor parks, public places, streets and unveiling of the Imo Isolation, Crime Surveillance and Health Emergency Call Center' in the state capital.
Obiyo, in an interview with IfeanyiCy Blog, said: “I commend the present administration for this initiative; the establishment of Isolation centers to address the menace of COVID-19. It is laudable. As an Imolite, I'm excited.
Obiyo hailed Prof Maurice Iwu led Imo COVID-19 Task Force, for his professionalism and scientific research meant to contribute to the eradication of coronavirus.
He appealed to Imo people, organizations, entrepreneurs, technocrats, religious and political leaders to rally round the state government.
Meanwhile, Iwu has assured Nigerians that the vaccine for the treatment of coronavirus would soon be ready.
The Professor of Pharmacology said: “The work on the drug is still going on. We are encouraged by the result we are getting; very positive signs.”
“Luckily, the drug is a safe one. It is already in use. We are repurposing it for this disease. So when we finish testing we are doing, the drug will come up in line very soon. ”
“If the pandemic escalates, the NAFDAC will know what to do. Like they did in the USA to fast track the use of chloroquine", he added.
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