By Ebi Perekeme
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has suspended visits to its offices as part of measures to help in preventing the infection and transmission of the ravaging Coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
A statement signed by the Acting Managing Director, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, stated that the suspension of visiting days in the Commission’s offices was an interim measure.
He declared: “Consequent on the need to enforce the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommendations on social distancing as a means of preventing transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic among the workforce, it has become imperative that the Commission immediately suspends visiting days in the Commission’s workplaces as an interim measure, until a reduction in the level of prevention measures to be enforced is advised.
“This is in line with the level of prevention measures instituted by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, which presently is at level 3 (the highest level of prevention measures instituted in the country against any infectious disease of public health importance).”
The NDDC Chief Executive Officer charged all relevant directorates in the Commission to come up with rosters and work out modalities for minimizing the number of staff in the offices at every given time.