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Mrs Obiano Launches Operation Wear Face Mask  (Video)

By Emeka Ozumba
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In furtherance of government directive on the use of face mask by the citizenry, the wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr. (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) has launched Operation Wear Your Face Mask to promote public adherence to the use of the mask as a protection against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mrs Obiano performed the launch today 6th May, 2020, at their Aguleri home, supported by the leadership of the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) Women Wing. The women were mandated to carry the gospel to their various communities across the State.

While addressing the select group of women, Mrs Obiano said it became necessary to get mothers involved in the advocacy in order to ensure statewide compliance.

"This Coronavirus disease requires erternal vigilance and our women are strategically placed to lead the campaign for promotion of self discipline. I had cause to visit our radio station- ABS - to urge our people to observe the Covid-19 protocols. But it would seem some still think the threat is not real.This is the time for ndi Anambra and Nigerians to take personal hygiene seriously. We are required to wash our hands regularly with running water, observe the social distancing and wear our face mask when going out in order to stay safe" Mrs Obiano said.

She added : "This is why I called you here to launch Operation Wear Your Face Mask, and I am happy that ASATU Women are already doing the right thing. What is left is for us to carry the campaign to our communities and homes and we should also intensify our prayers to ensure that the virus does not ravage us."

In her brief remark, the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, commended the wife of the Governor for initiating the launch and her continuous enlightenment and advocacy for women groups on the prevention of the Coronavirus.

Earlier the Chairperson, ASATU Women Wing, Lady Franca Nwigbo, thanked the wife of the Governor for inviting them to be part of the launch which she described as a timely call by a caring mother who not only looks after widows but also seeks the welfare of ndi Anambra.

"We are assuring you as ASATU Women of our unalloyed support and that this campaign of Operation Wear Your Face Mask will reach everyone."

A symbolic launch and demonstration of the proper wearing of face mask was performed by the wife of the Governor.