Advertisements
Advertisements
Advertisements
Home Inside Niger Delta Delta Okowa directs closure of air, land boarder, street movement over COVID-19

Related Posts

Okerenkoko community set to swear-in new EXCO

The people of Okerenkoko Federated Community will on Saturday, June 19, swear-in Hon. Shadrack Otuaro-led newly elected Executive Council of the community. The Deputy Governor...

Delta 2023: Better Delta State drums support for Ijaw governorship ambition

By Our Correspondent  A political lobby group, Better Delta State, on Wednesday called on state politicians to support the ambition of governor of the Ijaw ethnic group...

[BREAKING] Governor Okowa sends fresh list of commissioner-nominees to Delta Assembly

By Enaibo Asiayei  Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sent fresh names of seventeen commissioner-designates to the Delta State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. The names...

Governor Okowa Appoints Five Special Advisers

By Ebi Perekeme  The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has appointed five special advisers, GbaramatuVoice reports.  Patrick Ukah, the Secretary to the State Government,...

HERDERS’ THREAT: Enough is Enough, Clark tells Buhari [Full Video]

Elder Statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call for a national dialogue to discuss the security...

Featured Artist

Okowa directs closure of air, land boarder, street movement over COVID-19

By Ebi Perekeme 

The Delta State Government on Thursday ordered the closure of the Asaba International Airport following the rising cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who gave the directive in a special broadcast to people of the state, also said land borders in the state would be shut down immediately.

He also ordered the closure of markets and other retail outlets in the state effective from April 1.

He said: “As promised, we have continued to monitor and review developments concerning this global pandemic on a daily, if not hourly basis.

“Although there has been no confirmed case in Delta, nevertheless, we deem it fit to take further measures to avert any outbreak or contain its spread if it occurs.

“Consequently, after a meeting with the Central Committee on Managing/Containing the Coronavirus Pandemic headed by me, several far-reaching decisions were made, and I hereby order as follows: Asaba airport is to close to traffic effective from Friday, March 27, 2020, by 6:00 p.m.

“All land borders into and out of Delta are to be shut effective 6:00 a.m, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

All businesses-malls, supermarkets, markets, and shops are to close from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

“All residents in the State are to stay at home from Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Food sellers are to conduct their businesses within the precinct of their homes and are required to strictly adhere to the social distancing rules.

“Deltans are advised that there will be increased security presence on the streets and land borders to ensure strict compliance with these directives.

“These restrictions are for two weeks in the first instance but do not apply to persons providing essential services namely:

“Security, Healthcare (Pharmacies are to remain open), Water, Fire, Power, Essential Departments of Media Houses, Essential Departments of Telecommunications companies.

“Officials of these agencies/companies must carry valid identification tags to ensure easy identification and smooth passage.

“I urge all Deltans to adjust to the new normal and cooperate with the government and law enforcement agencies.

“Drastic as these measures may seem, they are for our collective good. At the same time, we must keep on praying to God to save us from the seismic effects of this global pandemic.”

Latest Posts

Okerenkoko community set to swear-in new EXCO

The people of Okerenkoko Federated Community will on Saturday, June 19, swear-in Hon. Shadrack Otuaro-led newly elected Executive Council of the community. The Deputy Governor...

Delta 2023: Better Delta State drums support for Ijaw governorship ambition

By Our Correspondent  A political lobby group, Better Delta State, on Wednesday called on state politicians to support the ambition of governor of the Ijaw ethnic group...

[BREAKING] Governor Okowa sends fresh list of commissioner-nominees to Delta Assembly

By Enaibo Asiayei  Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sent fresh names of seventeen commissioner-designates to the Delta State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. The names...