COVID-19 in Nigeria: Why Abia Governor, Ikpeazu must quarantine self - Benjamin Apugo » Warritatafo

COVID-19 in Nigeria: Why Abia Governor, Ikpeazu must quarantine self – Benjamin Apugo

Benjamin Apugo, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has insisted that governance has collapsed in Abia State over alleged inability of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration to make lives better for the people.

Apugo also insisted that the people would suffer more as the State currently lacks basic facilities to cushion the effects of the planned lockdown of commercial activities slated for Wednesday in Abia by the Ikpeazu-led government.

The APC Chieftain expressed concern over alleged refusal of the Abia Governor to go on self-isolation upon return from Australia, where he (Ikpeazu) and his aides spent three weeks.

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He spoke during an interview with select journalists in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, on Tuesday. He advised the governor to go on self-quarantine and to make public his health status in order to avert the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

DAILY POST learnt that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had last week returned to Abia State after spending about three weeks in Australia.

However, Apugo, berated the government over infrastructural decadence in the state and further claimed that the governor and his cabinet members have failed completely to address teething problems bedevilling the state and it’s citizens.

“Abia government does not have one facility to prevent the virus. They cannot even provide it. They have not provided roads, water, electricity, not to talk of providing facilities to cure something that America cannot handle. Britain cannot handle it. Germany cannot handle it and the world over cannot handle.

“Who told you Abia is God’s own state? Abia State is no longer God’s own State. Let nobody deceive you. I will also advise the media to continue strongly to advertise this virus as a deadly disease, for everybody to hear and protect themselves.

“The governor should quarantine himself. That is the order by the federal government of Nigeria. As he(Ikpeazu) has returned, he should go and quarantine himself for fourteen days for Abians to see if he is carrying the disease in order not to spread to other people. The governor and his aides who visited Australia should isolate themselves”.

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