By Wisdom Nwedene, Abakaliki
In a bid to ensure that the deadly Coronavirus which is currently increasing in Nigeria does not enter Ebonyi State, Governor David Nweze Umahi on Saturday, banned motorcyclists from operating in the State.
In a statement made available to 9News Nigeria by the Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze, Umahi said that the order has become necessary because of how some misguided elements hire motorcyclists popularly called Okada to enter Ebonyi State through track roads which contravenes the COVID-19 Law 2020.
He assured the good people of Ebonyi State that he will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that disease does not spread to the State.
The statement reads,
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE has noted with dismay how misguided elements hire motorcyclists popularly called Okada to enter Ebonyi State through track roads which contravenes the COVID-19 Law 2020 and as a result, has directed immediate ban of the use of Motorcycles (Okada) in Ebonyi State.”
“This directive is without exception and the ban is an all-time ban across the state.”
“It’s imperative to note that our dear Governor is working tirelessly to ensure that this deadly Coronavirus does not enter our dear State and will not relent in his efforts to ensure that the COVID-19 Pandemic does not enter Ebonyi.”