Chiemeka ADINDU, Calabar
Following the instruction by Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade directing Civil Servants of all categories in the State to resume work, activities have returned to normalcy in the state.
A visit to some ministries and institutions at the state capital, Calabar, shows that there was a high level of compliance to the governor’s directive.
Some of the respondents who spoke with TNN maintained that despite the temporary setback, they would have to redouble their efforts so as to meet up with the number of days lost as a result of the lockdown.
Acting National Secretary, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, SSANP Mr. Emmanuel Enyiegor said in an interview that the level of compliance of staff of the Cross River State College of Health Technology is up to 95 per cent as members of the staff have fully resumed.
In his words, “there is a provision of running water and sanitizers at the entrances of all the offices. The college has also produced her own sanitizers to even donate to the Cross River State Government today. For nose masks, we all have it as the enforcement is serious. It is true that the compliance is not up to 100%”.
He however called on the government not to take things for granted because of the state’s status of being free from COVID-19. “More attention should be paid to the borders as there are reports of porosity of the boarders. We cannot be too sure of what will happen if people will not move in with the virus and if that happens, it’s going to be too disastrous like what is happening in Kano State”, Enyiegor said.
Also, the curator, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Old Residency Museum, Calabar, Mrs. Evelyn Osuagwu expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance by Civil Servants of the Museum and other institutions in the state. She enjoined citizens to adhere to all the safety guidelines of the government to ensure that Cross River State remains COVID-19 free.