The University of Calabar COVID-19 taskforce team has commenced an advocacy visits to relevant organisations with a view to seek support from stakeholders on enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols on campus and donations of materials to help in the prevention of the virus.
Chairman of the taskforce, Dr Kingsley Akaba, who visited the Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof
Ikpeme Ikpeme, solicited for support and collaboration with the health institution for the prevention of the pandemic on campus.
He told the CMD that the taskforce was ready to collaborate with the institution in order to get the needed health counselling on its operations on campus.
Dr Akaba expressed concern that the taskforce under his leadership would ensure that the guidelines from NCDC and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 are strictly enforced on campus.
The Chairman of the taskforce also visited Dr Uzodinma Nwangwu of Karmel Pharmacy to seek for collaboration and support.
While highlighting the mandate of the taskforce to Dr Nwangwu, Akaba said that the taskforce needed the support of all stakeholders in order to achieve a seamless enforcement on campus.
In his magnanimity, Dr Nwangwu promised to donate hand sanitizers, buckets, liquid soap, surgical mask and ted box to the taskforce team.
Similarly, the CEO of Aquaprime water, Mr John Agba, who was also visited, promised to support his alma mata with plastic watch bucket to achieve a quality seamless academic session amidst the COVID 19 pandemic which is ravaging the globe.