Nagaland: Rio commends Team Nagaland’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Our Correspondent
Kohima | July 29

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today commended ‘Team Nagaland’ - the departments, frontline workers, the stakeholders, NGOs, civil societies, hohos, volunteers and particularly the churches for their prompt response and support to handle COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland.

He commended the prompt response of the essential service providers and frontline workers including the Health & Family Welfare Department, civil administration, police, para military, Nagaland State Disaster Management Agency, power, PHE, Information Technology and Communication, etc. in combating COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland.

He also appreciated all the stakeholders, civil society, tribal hohos, youth and volunteers for supporting and cooperating with the government.

He lauded the NGOs and churches who came forward to cook for those returnees in quarantine centres.

“This has shown the community strength,” Rio said while inaugurating a newly constructed State Banquet Hall here today at Chief Minister’s Residential Complex.

He said that “Our people’s immunity is strong” and hoped that “we will achieve our goal by defeating the COVID-19.”

Committed to early settlement of Naga political issue

Touching on the Indo-Naga political issue, Rio said “we wish that settlement comes true and it is election commitment that we must work towards early settlement as early as possible.”

He said that when political issue is resolved, “peace will come and developmental activities will accelerate while opportunities will come to the youths – their talent and knowledge can be exploited to their full potential.”

“It is our hope, prayer and dream that Nagaland lives in peace and prosperity in the land of festivals,” he added.