COVID-19: Anambra closes Niger Bridge head

Posted by News Express | 30 March 2020 | 1,022 times

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Following the closure of land borders by the Delta State government over coronavirus, Anambra Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has announced the closure of Onitsha Bridge head with immediate effect.

Only vehicles transporting food items and medicines will be allowed to pass the Niger Bridge head, he stated.

In a statement on Sunday in Awka by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Obiano directed security agencies to implement the order.

It said: “This is to notify Ndi Anambra and motorists in the state, and those wishing to pass through Anambra state that the Government of Delta state has announced closure of all its land borders with effect from Sunday, 29th of March, 2020.

“Motorists are advised not to travel through the Niger Bridge Head, Onitsha to avoid putting pressure on the bridge.

“Motorists will not be able to drive into Delta state as a result of the border closure order in place.

“The government of Anambra state is also announcing the closure of Onitsha Head bridge with immediate effect to discourage vehicles queuing up on the bridge. The security agencies are hereby directed to enforce this.

“Motorists should also note that the government of Enugu state has announced the closure of its land borders with effect from Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

“Only vehicles transporting food items and medicines will be allowed passage.

“The government of Anambra state hereby reiterates its earlier directive for people to stay at home and observe strictly the coronavirus advisory and directives earlier issued”. (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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