In order to get rid of the dreaded Coronavirus, COVID-19 from Benue State, the state government has commenced the fumigation of markets and other public places.
It would be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom told newsmen yesterday during a tour of markets and other public places that fumigation of markets would commence today. It was a promise fulfilled.
A member of the Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, Edward Amali, who is supervising the fumigation exercise told journalists during an interview that the committee had lived up to expectations since inception.
He stated that the State Action Committee is determined to the fumigation exercise in order to get rid of COVID-19 wherever it might be and spare the state from recoding another positive case of the virus.
He stated that hospitals, markets, parks and even streets where the virus may be suspected to be hanging would equally be fumigated, stating that Governor Samuel Ortom and his Deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, who is Chairman of the Action Committee were determined to eradicate the virus from the state.
According to him, the exercise would take up to a week to get all the markets and other places fumigated.
Chairman of Wurukum Traders where the exercise began, Ibrahim Terngu Adura said the traders had complied with the stay-at-home directive to allow for the fumigation of the market.