The Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor has called on his colleagues at the statehouse to submit themselves to COVID -19 test to prevent its spread in the state.
The speaker made the call when the COVID-19 team of the Anambra State Ministry of Health conducted COVID-19 test on the members of the Anambra State House of Assembly at the Assembly complex in Awka, on Monday.
Hon. Okafor explained that they subjected themselves to COVID-19 tests as part of measures to contain its spread in Anambra State and to encourage everybody including their constituents to go for the test at protective centres as it is free.
He commended Governor Willie Obiano for availing the House the opportunity to have COVID -19 test, assuring that the House will continue to work with him to win the war against the deadly disease.
The Speaker, however, urged Ndi Anambra to respect all the COVID-19 protocols as contained in the COVID -19 law enacted by the House for their safety.
On his part, the Clerk of the Anambra House of Assembly, Mr Pius Udoh said the test is in line with the directive of Governor Obiano and policy trust of the Speaker to ensure that the ravaging pandemic does not get a stranglehold of the State and expressed happiness that Anambra State came out tops among the States where the pandemic was contained.
On his part, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala disclosed that from December last year till date, the Ministry of Health has conducted more than five thousand tests which bring to fourteen thousand six hundred COVID -19 tests conducted so far in the state.
The Lawmaker representing Orumba North State Constituency and the Deputy Majority Leader of the house, Honourable Emeka Aforka, speaking to our reporter shortly after the test, said he has employed the services of health workers to conduct COVID-19 test exercise on his people.