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Benue government set to review COVID-19 measures, applaud citizens for cooperation

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Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday applauded citizens for their cooperation on measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

He said he will meet with the COVID-19 Action Committee on Wednesday April 16, 2020 to review and further strengthen the measures in the interest of the state.

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He said the meeting which was to hold today Monday April 13, has been shifted to Wednesday, as a result of the public holiday. 

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Terver Akase, he said, ‘the Governor appreciates Benue people for their understanding and cooperation which he notes have significantly complemented the efforts of the State Government against the virus. ” 

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He calls for sustained cooperation from the people in the face of the difficulties the dusk to dawn curfew, closure of markets and other public places might have caused them.  

Meanwhile, Governor Ortom will tomorrow attend a joint security meeting of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States scheduled to take place in Lafia. 

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The meeting will among other issues, address renewed violence in border communities of the three states such as last week’s attack on Jootar in Ukum Local Government of Benue State by armed militia.

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