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Anambra sets up task force to enforce COVID-19 Law

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ANAMBRA State Government has set up COVID-19 Law Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force charged with the responsibility of operationalising enforcement of the newly signed Anambra State Covid-19 law.

  Secretary to Anambra State Government,  Solo Chukwulobelu, after  a meeting on Tuesday, stated that Governor Willie Obiano had at the last meeting of the State Executive Council, held on Monday,  expressed shock that many Ndi Anambra are not obeying COVID-19 safety protocols including wearing of protective face masks, washing of hands with soap, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

  Professor Chukwulobelu said that the committee which comprises representatives of the state government including the Secretary to the State Government, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Special Adviser to the Governor on Creative Security /MD, Anambra State Fire Service, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Commissioner for Transport, representatives of security agencies including Correctional Services, the police, Civil Defence, OCHA Brigade, and ATMA have been mandated to begin the enforcement immediately.

According to the SSG, “the COVID-19 Law Enforcement Task Force has already begun its work. Mobile courts to try offenders have been set up in these locations; Onitsha (two units), Idemili North, Awka South (two units) and Nnewi. Offenders on conviction will have the option of paying N10,000 fine or they will be committed to community service or both”.

  Professor Chukwulobelu also warned those who walk around the streets of Anambra State without wearing protective face masks to get ready for the consequences. “No offender will be spared. People should do the right thing and wear protective face masks.” he stated.

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