30 Mar
11:00 am


The Commissioner  for Health, Dr. Betta Edu has on behalf of  Cross River State  Government  Appreciated Arthur Jarvis University  as the  COVID-19  Response team received preventive and protective  items from the institution. 

Dr. Edu at the presentation  revealed that Arthur Jarvis  University  was the first  organisation or individual to donate to the CRS COVID-19 Response in support  of the State Government  efforts  on the ongoing  fight against  Coronavirus. 

According  to her "the state government  is yet to receive  anything  from the Federal  government  while calling on FG and other good spirited persons, corporate  bodies and individuals  to support  Cross River State  as the COVID-19 is not about political or ethnic inclination but a common interest to save humanity!

She appealed to the Federal  Government  to provide  testing  centres in the State and other States of the Federation  as the existing  six can not meet the needs  of the citizenry; stressing that there exist dire need for ventilators, infrared  thermometers  and other items in the country.

Dr. Edu opined that with  everyone's support  whether  materials,  financial and otherwise Cross River State  will be COVID-19  free; adding  that the State  Government  is proud of Arthur  Jarvis University.

Also on hand to receive  the items was her counterpart  in the Ministry of  Quality  Education,  Dr. Godwin Amanke.

The Vice Chancellor,  Arthur  Jarvis University,  Prof. Ani Nkang on behalf  of Management  and Staff of the institution  in making  the presentation  louded the State Government for  the measures so far taken to ensure  the state is COVID-19  free.

He hoped their humble donation  will help Government's  preventive measures. Prof. Nkang called on Cross Riverians  and residents  to abide  by the regulations  put in place; adding that their institution  was closed down to support and strengthen  state Government  measures  already  taken.

Speaking  in similar  vein, the founder of the University, Sir Athur Archibong appealed for more Sensitization  in Local Government  areas(LGA) among Paramount  Rulers, Villagers and their subjects on Government  policies  on COVID-19  as well enforcements  since the rural populace seem to be  aloof on the reality and existence  of Coronavirus. 

Sir Archibong, called on political Leaders  both past and present  to contribute  through  Sensitization  and materials  especially  in their constituencies  to educate their people  as well as enforcement  on ban for social  gatherings and social  distancing  by the task force put in place.

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