ROYALTY GROUP JOINS FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, has praised the spontaneous response of Royalty Group towards the fight against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID19.
The SSG, who is also the Chairman of the State Management Response Team of COVID19 made the remarks Tuesday in his office when the hospitality group visited Government House to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to the State Government for distribution to health workers in Akwa Ibom State.
Receiving the items from the group’s management team led by the CEO, Pastor Ebong Eno, Dr. Ekuwem who was flanked by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, said the organization has shown exemplary leadership for recognizing the important of supporting government in the fight against the pandemic.
He described Royalty Group as efficient and effective corporate citizen, particularly in her management approach which has enabled the organization spread her tentacles across the State, including making her presence felt in the aviation sector through her products.
Donating the items, Eno eulogized Akwa Ibom State Government for taking proactive steps in containing the virus, especially with testing now being conducted at the newly inaugurated world-class isolation centre, recently certified by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said the group was delighted at the quality of facilities the State Government has put in place for quick response in the fight against the pandemic, observing that government’s intervention has boosted the confidence of the citizens.
Ebong Eno said: “You are doing a great work for the state. Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have followed every trend; your response against the pandemic has been remarkable. It gives us confidence as the citizens of the state that we are safe and that the Government is doing all it takes to take care of all of us. As a corporate citizen, we felt we should not just be receiving from government, we should find a way of supporting the government in the fight against COVID-19.”
The Health Commissioner, Dr. Ukpong also appreciated the support of the group in fight against the pandemic, adding that his ministry was working hard to ensure that no Akwa Ibom citizen was lost as a result of the pandemic.