Anambra Govt disengages state boundary closure enforcement team, opens borders

Posted by News Express | 1 July 2020 | 464 times

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By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The Anambra State Government has ended the closure of its borders with other states as well all other restrictions associated with same.

This is coming on the heels of the Federal Government’s lifting of ban on inter-state travel as announced by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Solo Chukwudobelu, called on leaders among political appointees and community youths to take deliberate steps to actively ensure full disengagement accordingly.

The statement partly reads: “Following latest modifications by the Federal Government of Nigeria as announced by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 especially regarding the lifting of interstate travel ban within the country from 1st July 2020 except during curfew hours (10pm-4am), the Anambra State Government wishes to inform the public that border closure activities within the State and all forms of restriction associated with same ceases today 30th June 2020.

“In view of the above, the State Police Command, other security Agencies and the general public are to note that all Political Appointees and Community Youths earlier mobilised by Anambra State Government for border restriction activities across the state have been directed to stop exercising All assigned roles by 2200hrs (10pm curfew time) of 30th June 2020.

“Thus, enforcement of curfew especially at the borders will henceforth revert fully to the Police and other Security Agencies.

“The Anambra State Government wishes to appreciate all who participated in this onerous task and thanks them for their dedication, passion and commitment, all of which made the assignment a huge success.

“Government also places on record, the immense cooperation and support of the Police and All security agencies in the enforcement of border restrictions while it lasted and seeks for further collaboration in the continued fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”


Source: News Express

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