Governor Samuel Ortom has inaugurated the Benue State Steering Committee on Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Project Committee (CoPREP) with a charge to members to work assiduously to stem the tide of infection and transmission of the dreaded Corona Virus in the State.
The inauguration was done today at the Benue People's House, Makurdi.
Governor Ortom who was represented by his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu charged members of the committee to ensure meticulous utilisation of available resources in line with its terms of reference so that funding for the project by the World Bank is not impeded.
He disclosed that the constitution of the committee is a directive from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and it's a prerequisite for states to adopttoo access grants needed in the containment of the Coronavirus.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Benue State Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Project, Dr Joseph Ngbea, on behalf of other members, thanked the governor for finding them worthy to be selected for the assignment and assured the governor of their commitment to serve as they have been assigned.
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