• NEW!  BREAKING NEWS: Graduating Students To Resume For Exams Read More

Akwa Ibom: ‘No Face Mask, No Trading’ In Market Places

1 Mins read

Government of Akwa Ibom State has declared that going forward, it will impose a “no face mask, no trading” directive in market places in the state to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Chairman of COVID-19 Management Committee and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem made this known during a security council meeting on Friday in Uyo.

Ekuwem stressed that the State government would no longer tolerate citizens and residents who flout those guidelines and safety measures put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19, including the 8pm-6am curfew.

He, therefore, warned that anybody who failed to keep to those guidelines and safety measures especially the wearing of face mask in public places and inside commercial vehicles would face severe punishment.

His words, “I want to use this forum to State clearly that we will no longer tolerate citizens and residents who refuse to comply with the safety protocols and guidelines enunciated by the COVID-19 Incident Management Committee (IMC), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and World Health Organization (WHO).

READ ALSO: ”We Won’t Join APC”, PDP Govs Deflates Bello’s Claim

“We will strictly enforce, ‘No face mask, no trading, in all the markets in the state, and the transportation sector. Commuters and operators of tricycles, motorcycles and minibuses must wear face mask.

There will be no exception. “Also we reiterate that the state government ban on borders is still in force. The State borders remain closed except for those on essential services, and those transporting foodstuff and construction materials for projects going on in the state”.

Ekuwem, however, warned that those transporting foodstuff and building materials must adhere strictly to the 8pm to 6am curfew imposed in the state, adding that defaulters would be prosecuted.

He urged members of the public to understand that government mean well for them stressing, “By wearing face mask you are doing yourself a favour, members of your family and the larger society. It is for the good of all. We cannot allow this contagion weaken the economy of Akwa Ibom state”.


Related posts

Borno: Scores Of Boko Haram Terrorists Killed In Air Strike

1 Mins read
The Nigerian Air Force, NAF says it has killed scores of Boko Haram members in different airstrikes conducted at Parisu and Bula…

Lagos discharges 45 new COVID-19 patients

1 Mins read
The Lagos Ministry of Health has announced the discharge of 45 recovered patients from its facilities. In a tweet from its official…

Yakubu Dogara Dares APC To Prove He Has A Link With Hushpuppi

2 Mins read
Yakubu Dogara, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and PDP member has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prove he…
Please SUBSCRIBE for our Latest News


0 0 vote
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x