The Governor of River State Ben Ayade, has ordered the mass production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the trial resumption of public schools. Stating that the protective gears which include face shields and PPE overalls, will be distributed to schools for free for the use of students and medical personnel in the state.
“I was at the Cross River Garment Factory to inspect the production of PPE’s. This became important because our Dr’s and Nurses who are at the forefront of the fight against covid19 are at risk and the Government must do something to support them. Also mass production of face shields have begun for our school children so that they can go back to school observing necessary covid 19 protocols. And so for Cross River State we have a strong commitment that our children cannot continue to stay at home, the more they stay, the more the moral decadence the more indiscipline the more they become lazy. Therefore the supply of this nose masks and face shield in the first Instance will be free to public schools because we are only resuming in phases. But for the health workers in Cross River State this will be provided at no cost because the Government has borne the cost and will supply the full kiting of medical personnel from our primary health centres to our secondary to our tertiary health centres in the state,” a statement on the official Instagram page of the governor read.