By Innocent Orok
The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture who is also the President of World Crafts Council, African Region, Otunba Segun Runsewe thas signed the National Covid-19 Support Register, a signature of Care and Hope. He was also decorated as Sococovid Ambassador.
The National Coordinator, Society Committee Against Covid-19, Dr. Kenneth Ibe Kalu in his remarks said that the Society Committee Against Covid-19 (SOCOCOVID) has recognized the role, kind contribution and immense support Otunba Segun Runsewe has played in propagating the efforts of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, National Center for Disease Control and the combine efforts of both Non-Governmental Organizations and the private sector during this period of Coronavirus pandemic that is threatening the whole of human race.
According to Dr. Ken Kalu, ‘’Our Organization is not ignorant of the informed programmes you have created to educate Nigerians on the various dangers Covid-19 poses to our existence which has formed a major rallying point of eradicating Coronavirus out of Nigeria. He added that Runsewe has demonstrated the love that can only prove that humanity exist to help each other.
Ibe Kalu said that Sococovid is a non-governmental organization that is pulling resources together to join in the critical response to flatten the curve of the spread of the deadly pandemic. He added that Sococovid is among the first Non-Governmental groups to pay fines for release of five Inmates from Suleja Correctional Detention Centre in line with the decongestion order of President Buhari and re-unite them with their families.
The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe however congratulated the organizers of the event for thinking outside the box to undertake such a huge commitment to do such a compilation for the Nigerians of today and for generations yet unborn.
The Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen in her key note address thanked the Society Committee Against Covid 19 for the great initiative to undertake such a laudable idea. She urged everyone to support them and to always remember to adhere to the Covid 19 protocols at all times. She encouraged those who are financially blessed to remember to continuously offer a helping hand to the less privileged.
Dr.Kalu added that in Signing the National Covid-19 Support Register and being decorated as Sosocovid Ambassador, Runsewe is telling his own story of the role he played towards winning the war against Coronavirus and posterity will never forget him.
The Register when launched shall be displayed in the National Assembly, State Assemblies, Tertiary Institutions, National Archives, Foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Nigeria, as well as Nigerian Foreign Missions abroad and in Diaspora Chapters abroad too.