From Mohammed Muktar Umar, Bauchi
As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has purchased thousands of protective materials against coronavirus for distribution to people of the state.
The state chairman of the party, Uba Nana, while flagging off the distribution at the state party secretariat on Thursday said the items to be distributed include; face masks, hand sanitizers, tissue papers and hand gloves.
According to him, the gesture was meant to assist people to protect themselves against contracting the deadly disease saying APC as a people’s oriented party is concerned about the pandemic.
Nana said the protective materials have now become so scarce and expensive in the state making it difficult for some citizens to buy them.
While calling on charity organizations and wealthy individuals to also assist the people with similar items, the APC chairman advised the general public in the state to strictly comply with the guidelines on how to prevent themselves from contracting the disease and spreading it.
Recall that three persons in the state including the governor Bala Mohammed, his friend and one other person have in recent time tested positive for coronavirus.