Abians are hereby reminded that the lock down is still in force in Abia State. Government urges all and sundry to remain steadfast and committed to the fight against covid-19 by cooperating with the security agencies, State and Local Government Enforcement Teams as they implement the lock down order in the State.

Government solicits the understanding of all as it continues to roll out palliatives to cushion the pain and effect of the lockdown occassioned by the pandemic.

To this end, Government directs that all motor parks and markets must remain closed during this lockdown as the security agencies and Enforcement Teams have been instructed to impound and confiscate any intra/intercity passenger vehicles leaving any park or around our borders. In the same vein, any market or motor park found flouting these directive will be sealed up indefinitely and the head of such market or union removed and prosecuted.

Furthermore, Government has approved the operation of covid-19 mobile court in Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia to try offenders.

Abians should also note that the directive on compulsory use of face mask by all remains operational and a law. Abians are also encouraged to continue to maintain minimum hygiene level by regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers and wearing of face masks.

Government is particularly grateful to all donors in cash and material to the fight of covid-19 pandemic in the State and these include:

1. NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL, ABUJA

2. ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY UTURU

3. NIGERIA BREWERIES PLC

4. UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA

5. GREGORY UNIVERSITY

6. CHRISNAK FOUNDATION

7. INNER GALAXY COMPANY LTD

8. ABIA COMETS FC

9. MR. ENYINNAYA NWAFOR

10. MR. BASIL & MRS GLORIA ONYENUCHEYA

11. 7-UP BOTTLING COMPANY NIG. LTD

12. ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS OF NIGERIA

13. BASIL OGBUANU, Ph.D, MD/CEO, SECOND COMING NIG.

14. SERVING CORPS MEMBERS IN ABIA STATE

15. CRUNCHES FRIED CHICKEN

16. ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITY (MOUAU)

17. Antouun Abdelehad manager lotto,Aba.

18. SIR C. Y NWANKWO

Government commends all our front line providers and those on essential duties including medical and para-medical personnel, environmental and community health officers, ASEPA, all volunteer organizations, security agencies, TIMAAS, peace cops, vigilante group, Nigerian legion, Boys Scout and the Press for their efforts towards the fight against covid-19 in the State.

Government remains grateful to Ndi-Abia for their endurance, steadfastness and compliance with all Government directives.

Signed:
Barr. Chris Ezem
Secretary to Abia State Governnment/Chairman, Abia State Covid-19 committee

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