Governor Hope Uzodinman had, in a surprise move, last Wednesday, before the commencement of the weekly state executive council meeting, requested the commissioners to submit themselves for test. “We will not hold our executive meeting until the commissioners take the test,” Uzodinma had reportedly said.
The development, it was gathered, forced the shifting of the business of the day from the scheduled 11am to 1.40pm, with all the commissioners submitting themselves for the test which was conducted by a team of the state COVID-19 committee headed by the commissioner for health, who it was gathered was also tested. The test results returned on Sunday with all the 24 commissioners testing negative.
Confirming the development, Commissioner for Special Projects, Simon Ebegbulem, described it as evidence of the commitment of Governor Uzodinma at ensuring the spread of the disease is curtailed and fully checked. “When the governor gave the order, we thought he was joking, until he directed the commissioner for health to ensure all the commissioners subject themselves to the COVID-19 test. “The governor’s proactive measures is a thing to be commended, and copied by others. he said if not for such measures, we might as well be saying something else, as is being witnessed in some other states…,” he said
meanwhile report says the commissioners who also shared the news of their test result with family and friends were seen and heard telling them to join them in thanksgiving to God. one of the commissioner told our correspondent that we have to book Mass in Our Parishes and then call a few friends to celebrate , noting that covid19 test is what everyone dreads but only a few is brave enough to carry out the test.
He said what is important is that we return the glory to God.