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Covid-19: Enugu distributes one million facemasks to residents


As part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Enugu State government yesterday, launched the distribution of one million facemasks to residents across the 17 local government areas, free of charge.

The facemasks were produced by the state government using fabrics supplied and sewed by indigenous traders and trained tailors respectively as a means of socio-economic empowerment.

Presenting the items to the public, Deputy Governor, Cecilia Ezeilo said that the gesture was in demonstration of the administration’s proactive response to the outbreak of the pandemic. Ezeilo disclosed that the event, which was witnessed by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Edward Ubosi, Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, and state chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Solomon Onah, among others, was also a means of creating awareness on the compulsory use of facemasks by residents.


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