The Enugu state police command has advised indigenes and residents of the state to adhere strictly to the state government directive on restriction of movement and commercial activities in the state and vowed to enforce the government’s directives to the fullest.
The State Police Commissioner, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman gave the advise on Monday while addressing journalists as well as leaders of various markets and transport leaders in the state at the state police headquarters.
At the meeting where the leadership of Ogbete Main Market Association, National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Coal City Cab/Taxi Operators Union as well as Tricycle Operators Association, And Road Transport Employers Of Nigeria.
The State Commissioner Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman warned that anybody that violated the government directives would be arrested and charged to court for disobedience to lawful orders.
Abdur-rahman said that only people exempted from the closure which include “those dealing on food items, water, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and other basic items of daily domestic need who must comply with the standard hygiene protocol as stipulated by the Nigeria center for disease control (NCDC), including frequent hand washing with soap, use of sanitizer and social distancing would be allowed to operate in the state.
In their separate remarks Chairman, Ogbete Main Market Enugu, Okechukwu Eze, Treasurer, National Union Of Road Transport Workers, Godswill Okonkwo, Executive Secretary Coal City Cab/Taxi Operators Unions, Walter Okey, Chairman, Tricycle Operators Association, Benjamin Ejiofor, and Okeke Bernard, Secretary Road Transport Employers Of Nigeria, assured of maximun cooperation with the COVID 19 enforcement committee to ensure full compliance.
Recalled that the government of Enugu state banned all cultural and social gatherings including marriage ceremonies, burial ceremonies, masquerade festivals, drinking bars, night clubs and all group sporting and recreational activities in the state.
It equally directed that all public transport operators in the state should not carry more than two passengers in row.
The closure of borders and suspension of interstate transport comes into effect Tuesday evening.