Covid-19: Nigerians in Douala receive assistance from their union

Under the leadership of their president, Hon. B.I.C Okwujiaku, executive members of the Nigerian community in Douala have handed over masks to members of the Nigerian community living across the city of Douala. The event that took place at the Union's secretariat on Sunday April 19th 2020 was aimed at raising awareness and fight the deadly coronavirus.

During the event, leaders of various state unions, market associations, social clubs and religious leaders were handed over a consignment of masks to stay safe from Covid-19.

While handing over the assistance, Hon. Okwujiaku saluted the efforts made so far by the government of Cameroon and announced that the union is working hard to support the efforts of the Cameroon government.

Hon. Okwujiaku used the event to remind the Nigerian citizens that coronavirus is a global problem and they must unite to stop its spread. He advised them to continue to respect the preventive measures put in place by their host government, Cameroon and the World Health Organisation.

Despite the presence of the virus in Douala, Hon. Okwujiaku noted with satisfaction that none of the Nigerians have gone back home.

The Nigerian community is also expected to sensitize their neighbours on good practices so as to stop the spread of the virus.

In Douala like in other parts of Cameroon, members of the Nigerian union are predominantly involve in trade activities.

As at Sunday April 19th, official figures in Cameroon puts the number of recovery at 305 persons, 42 deaths with over 1000 infected persons.

By Nji Nelson Chefor

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