Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the people to wear masks for protection against Covid infections saying that the mask is more effective than the vaccine.
Quader was addressing a function at Bangabandhu Avenue on Thursday organized by the party's relief and social welfare sub-committee on the occasion of distributing Covid safety materials among party’s delegates.
He asked the sub-committee to form teams at grassroots level to motivate people to wear masks properly.
“We must build fortress of awareness in every house,” he said.
Saying that BNP is constantly lying about vaccines, the AL leader said the country has enough jabs it needs now and more vaccines will come from different countries in phases.
Quader expressed hope that there would be no crisis with the vaccine.
Responding to a question from reporters about wealth statements from MPs and ministers Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is running an honest and transparent government. Her government's stance against irregularities and corruption is very strict and clear.
Quader said that no one including the MPs and ministers is above accountability and the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) is free to investigate and take action against any crime as an independent body.
The AL leader said that the ACC has already taken action against many leaders and activists and MPs, adding that the government has not interfered to protect anyone.
He said none should have any objection in submitting the statement of assets. “I am ready to give the statement of my wealth myself,” he said.
Quader also said that the ACC can also take action if it finds any discrepancy in the tax returns filed every year.
Awami League Presidium Member Begum Matia Chowdhury presided over the function. AL leaders Abdur Rahman, SM Kamal Hossain, Sujit Roy Nandi, Reazul Kabir Kausar and Syed Abdul Awal Shamim, Kulsum Smriti MP, President of the Institute of Diploma Engineers MA Hamid and General Secretary Shamsur Rahman also spoke.
Later, the leaders distributed corona protection materials among the delegates.