Enugu sets up COVID-19 project committee

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The Enugu State Government on Friday inaugurated an 11-man state project steering committee for the Nigeria COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project.

The committee, according to the government, will help enhance COPREP activities.

Inaugurating the committee at the Government House, the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, charged the members to leave indelible marks on the sands of time.

Ortuanya, who inaugurated the committee on behalf of the governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, named the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Obi, as the chairman.

The responsibilities of the committee, he said, include overseeing project implementation at the state level, reviewing and approving the state’s Incident Action Plan for onward transmission to the Project Coordinating Unit.

Other tasks for the committee are: overseeing the State Coordination Unit to ensure timely implementation of the project and ensuring that financing from Nigeria COPREP complements financing from other sources.

Ortuanya said: “it is my prayer that you will bring your wealth of experience to this assignment and propel our state to an enviable height while leaving indelible marks on the sands of time.”

In his vote of thanks, the chairman of the committee, Dr. Obi said that COPREP would help the state in the fight against COVID-19.

“As a committee, we will do our best to actualise the objectives of this assignment.

“On behalf of the committee, we are grateful for inaugurating us as a committee and promise to deliver on the assignment and in service to humanity,” Obi said.

(NAN)

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