Governor Willie Obiano has expressed dissatisfaction at the low level of compliance at Anambra Bridge-Head boundary, Onitsha.Governor Obiano made the expression when he paid a surprise visit to the bridge.
Government House Correspondent, Ejike Abana reports that the Onitsha Bridge connects Southeastern Nigeria with Western Nigeria over the River Niger and is linked to Asaba in Delta State, Nigeria.
On arrival, there was a long queue of human and vehicular movement, most people, without face masks and unmindful of the social distance protocol.
The Governor who was visibly angry, directed the Police Commissioner to block off the two ends, to reduce human and vehicular traffic.
He reminded security operatives that they are not only enforcing the 6 am to 8 pm curfew, asking them not to allow any vehicle to be positioned on top of the bridge.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr John Abang, Commissioner for Transport, Dr Christian Madubuko, and other members of the COVID-19 Committee, were also present.
The Governor also paid a surprise visit to the Enugu-Anambra boundary, Amansea.
The Governor took a walk to the Enugu end of the boundary, where he personally inspected the few vehicles, waiting to be checked.
Governor Obiano expressed satisfaction enforcement at the boundary, noting that the effective way of containing the virus is by strictly enforcing Anambra boundary closure.
Recall that as part of precautionary measures toward containing Coronavirus pandemic in the state, during his last broadcast, Governor Obiano annoumced closure of all boundaries in the State, with exception of essential service providers.
This is part of the State Government’s multi-sectoral approach aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 including the use of thermometers for reading temperatures of commuters at border points.
Anambra State has boundaries with six states including Enugu, Imo, Abia, Delta, Kogi and Rivers states.