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Umahi unbans use of Okada, relaxes curfew



GOVERNOR of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has lifted the ban on Ooada in the state as well as relaxed curfew in line with the federal government curfew of 8pm-6am.

  Governor Umahi disclosed this in a weekly media chat on Tuesday, in Government House, Abakaliki.

  He noted that he has not rested on his oars on the war against the COVID-19 pandemic insisting “our Isolation Centre is world class; it is the best in the entire Southeastern zone of the country.

  “We have reviewed the curfew in line with that of the federal government from 8pm to 6am, “We have lifted the ban on the use of motorcycle in the state, but still effective in the border areas.

  “From 300 meters radius before the border areas, no motorcycle and other means of human transportation,

  “Very soon we will start the distribution of palliatives to our people, “We have shared over 90,000 facemasks and sanitisers to our people”.

  Umahi also used the briefing to release some pastors earlier arrested for holding church services against the government order.

  “I have ordered release of the two pastors arrested by the Anti-Coronavirus team”.

  However, Mr, Cletus Ofoke, Attorney General of the state, commended the governor for listening to the cries of the people. “This is good, he is following the footsteps of President Buhari, he is a good man”. Ofoke said.

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