Anambra lawmaker, Lawrence Ezeudu, has described regular sensitisation of the citizenry on the COVID-19 pandemic as crucial to the fight against the spread of the scourge.
He said enlightenment of indigenes was the most important thing for the safety of lives of the community to avert contacting the deadly virus.
Ezeudu spoke in Dunukofia during the distribution of COVID-19 protective kits worth millions to selected leaders of the six communities of Ukpo, Ifitedunu, Umunnachi, Umudioka, Ukwulu and Nawgu, including the monarchs, Presidents General, Women and Market leaders, among others.
The lawmaker representing Dunukofia Constituency at the State House of Assembly explained that provision of kits without the corresponding enlightenment would only be exercise in futility.
He said: “We invited only the representatives of communities and a few others to ensure that the number will not exceed the maximum numbers of 30persons approved by the State and federal government laws regarding public gathering.
“You must obey stay-at-home order and ensure social distancing by avoiding gathering in clusters and maintain reasonable distance of 6feet or more from each other even in any gathering or at home as the virus is very contagious.
Ezeudu, who is also the Chief Whip of the House, said the notion that the disease was only existing in a particular country, race, tribe or status was wrong as statistics in affected areas in Nigeria and other countries proved otherwise.
He urged members of the constituency to follow preventive guidelines by the state and federal governments, while he enjoined leaders of communities to educate their people ceaselessly.
He assured them that more support would come once they finish those materials.
Among the distributed kits were tapped buckets, liquid soaps, sanitizers, double and single protected face masks and hand gloves.