By Agnes Igunnu
In his continuous efforts to protect the pupils against all pandemics, the Executive Chairman Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board, Comrade Suleiman Ndalayi Abdulahi has flagged off the second phase of the distribution of Covid -19 items in the state.
The Chairman who commended the education friendly Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alh Yahaya Adoza Bello for his passion to protect the state against all pandemics and to totally face out all the negative economic effects that the Covid 19 virus has inflicted on the people said the need to continue the distribution of the items has become imperative.
He implored all the Education Secretaries to ensure judicious distribution of the items to all schools in their local government area.
According to him, this would justify the purpose for which the items were procured.
Comrade Ndalayi also urged pupils to imbibe the habit of sanitary through regular practical use of those sanitary items so as to protect themselves against all forms of viruses.
In a related development, three motorcycles were distributed to Heads of Sections of Quality Assurance Depts of Ogori Magongo, Mopamuro and Bassa LGEAs respectively for easy movement to ensure quality discharge of their statutory assignments in their various Local Government Education Authorities.
In his own remarks, the Director Administration and Supply of the Board, Mallam Seidu Usman recalled the negative socio-economic effects of Corona virus in the past years on the populace and commended the Executive Chairman for his initiative at making those items available for the use of the pupils.
Responding on behalf of the Education Secretaries, Hon Abdulmalik Kashim who described the Executive Chairman as a leader that has the welfare of his staff at heart, expressed appreciation for this giant stride to enhance their socio economic well being and promised to utilize the items judiciously.
Among the items distributed were Hand Sanitizers, Nose Masks, Buckets, Tissue papers to mention but a few.
Below are some of the pictures captured at the event: