CoronavirusNewsNigeriaLockdown: Enugu Speaker Decries Poor Level of Compliance at Oji River

The Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Chief Edward Ubosi, has expressed displeasure with the poor level of lockdown compliance at  Ugwuoba in Oji River Local Government Area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the council area shares a boundary with neighbouring Anambra.

Ubosi said on Friday in Enugu that there was little or no compliance by the residents because many people still come into the state through the boundary town.

According to him, that portends great danger to the state’s government effort to stop the spread of coronavirus in Enugu State.

The speaker said that he visited the area following a report that commercial and truck drivers carrying non-essential items were disobeying the lockdown order by the state government.

The Speaker, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Palliative Committee on COVID-19, told newsmen that his team was at the border at the instance of the state Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Ubosi hinted that the visit had afforded him the opportunity to observe the security situation at the border.

“Partially, I am not all that satisfied because you can see people are still moving into the state. They park their cars and crossover to the state. This is not helping us.

“I observed that the security men are lacking so many things. There are difficulties they are facing which I will brief the governor about during our discussion.

“The issue of vehicles carrying essential goods like fuel and food items should be monitored to check the number of people in the truck because sometimes, they use that avenue to cross people over,” Ubosi said.

He assured security operatives manning the border that the state government would provide necessary logistics, like tents and city gate, to enable them secure the state effectively.

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