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FG inaugurates Joint Technical Task Team on COVID-19 in Anambra



THE Federal Government Joint Technical Task Team (JTTT) to assist in the free movement of food and farming inputs into Anambra State especially at this period of COVID-19 pandemic has been inaugurated in Awka, Anambra State.

  The Joint Technical Task Team is bestowed with the responsibility to work with relevant agencies in the state and local government areas to develop windows that will facilitate the free and unhindered movement of food, livestock and agricultural inputs without compromising the security and health of the state and the nation.

  The task team, with the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr. John Bassey Abang as Chairman, has, in addition, the duty to issue out clear instructions to all security personnel in the three internal security outfits of Police, Civil Defence and the Army on the need to ensure agro-produce, excluding passengers are allowed passages.

  It would also ensure adequate information clarifying the controlled movement of the essential food commodities were made known specifically to food transporters and security personnel.

  Addressing members of the team during the inaugural ceremony in his office at the Force Headquarters, Amawbia, the Commissioner of Police in the state and the chairman of the team,CP John Abang, reminded them that their assignment is critical and crucial at this period when food availability, food security and food stability is paramount.

CP Abang charged them to show high level of commitment, diligence and resilience in the discharge of this onerous task.

Members of the Joint Technical Task Team include the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, John Bassey Abang, Chairman; the State Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Anambra State,Mr. Arthur Mbuba, Secretary; the Chairman,NUJ, Anambra State, Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi, and the State Chairman, All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Joseph Madubuko,members.

Others are the Assistant Commandant, Agro Rangers, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State, Sir Alex Osilem; the State Chairman, National Association of Transport Owners (NATO) and the State Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Anambra State.

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