General news

Lockdown: Ayade pays unscheduled visit, keeps vigil at C’ River border post

Published

on

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River in the early hours of Wednesday, paid an unscheduled visit to the Cross River border post at Itu Bridge. The border post which is a boundary between Cross River and Akwa Ibom is in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking to newsmen during the visit, Ayade said “we decided to stop over at the post to catch the security operatives on duty arms down but I was impressed that they were alerted and the border was properly manned.

“You are aware that while Akwa Ibom has recorded some cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we don’t have any case in Cross River.

“For us as a state, all our borders must remain shut, that is why we are here on a confirmatory and solidarity visit to support our men who are sacrificing this pleasant time they are suppose to share with their family just to ensure we are safe.

“I must say we are proud that we are all ready to stay the night here, we will have a burn fire and I will be here till the late hours of the morning just to ensure that no vehicle enters the state.

“Once we are satisfied, tomorrow, we will visit another border point, the Cameroon border, until we are sure that truly, truly, we have locked Cross River properly,” he said.

Earlier, at about midnight  the governor was at the states Garment Factory, where he inspected the ongoing production of face masks.

He said his hope was for the factory to produce 4.5 million face masks and with what the factory was doing, running shifts, they should be able to attain their target.

The Nigeria News Agency reports the governor ordered security operatives to arrest anyone on the streets of the state without a face mask on.

The governor added that defaulters would be quarantined for 14 days and made to pay a fine of N300 thousand

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
(NAN)

Benchris Njoku

Benchris Njoku: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Latest News

Coronavirus – South Africa: MEC Anroux Marais on suspension of summer initiation season due to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (01 December 2020) Brown, Tanfield and Vinjebo sign-on for Team Qhubeka ASSOS Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Zambia: Daily status update (1st December 2020) Uniting Business for A Stronger Africa Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update for South Africa (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Kenya: Distribution of Cases by Counties (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 updates (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (1 December 2020) Nestlé partners with Nomanini and Standard Bank to empower informal retail traders across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region LaLiga signs Mondia group as strategic technology and commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific African Energy Chamber projects Africa’s Power Demand to Keep Rising Between 4-5% per year African Development Bank Board approves People Strategy for 2021-2025 Rugby Africa provides Massive Kick Start to Unions for 2021 Season Financial services brands foster a community spirit to drive innovation (By Nikolai Stankau) CrossBoundary Energy Access open sources their Project Financing Approach for Mini-grids to accelerate Energy Access for all in Africa by 2030 Vertiv Ranked as Global Leader in Rapidly Evolving Data Center Cooling Market Violence against Women and Girls; financial and economic inclusion of women among key outcomes of AU Ministerial meeting African Union Commission set to launch a Multi-Donor Action against Illicit Financial Flows in Africa South Sudan: For the people of Juba, an African Development Bank Group (AfDB) supported water project brings better health – and peace “It Brings Us Hope”: African Development Bank Leads Drive to Deliver Electricity to All Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (30 November 2020) Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (30th November 2020) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (30 November 2020) Webb Fontaine announces Important Investments to Open an Artificial Intelligence R&D Centre in Africa Coronavirus – South Africa: Premier Alan Winde update on Coronavirus COVID-19 on 30 November Coronavirus – Zambia: Daily status update (30th November 2020) Coronavirus – Gambia: Daily case update as of 30th November 2020 Coronavirus – Kenya: Distribution of Cases by Counties (30 November 2020) Kwik Delivery and Mastercard Partner to Provide Discounts to Nigerian Cardholders Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (30 November 2020) Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 Update (30 November 2020) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (30 November 2020) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (30 November 2020) SA’s trend ‘rockstars’ announced for BizTrends2021 Event Towards New North & New Narratives Signing of Line of Financing Agreement (under the Covid-19 Line of Financing (LOF) Support Facility) between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Coris Bank International – Burkina Faso (CBI – Burkina Faso) African Union Commission (AUC) organizes Executive Leadership Training course on Public Policy, Management & Migration Governance AstraZeneca’s Phakamisa Programme marks 10 years since launch with programme expansion African Businesses and Officials Demand Justice Against Disgraced Spanish Police Commissioner José Villarejo and Diario Rombe Founder Delfin Mocache Massoko FIFA Secretary General Discusses world football disruption, impact of FIFA COVID-19 relief plan and wokeness at World Football Summit Live IX Social App Makes Trading Accessible to Everyone African Development Bank Invests in Pioneering SPARK+ Africa Fund to Deliver Clean Cooking Solutions Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian elections Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (29 November 2020) Southern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update for South Africa (29 November 2020) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (29 November 2020) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (29 November 2020)