- The spokesperson to the governor of Cross River state, Christian Ita, has disclosed that 35 American oil workers were denied entry into Cross River state
- Ita said Governor Ben Ayade outrightly refused to allow the Americans in the state in compliance with his order restricting movements in the state
- The spokesperson stated that the Ayade administration would not compromise the safety of its citizens, no matter how tempting the prospects
The spokesperson to the governor of Cross River state, Christian Ita, has disclosed that 35 American oil workers were denied entry into Cross River State on Monday, March 30.
Vanguard reports that Ita in a statement on Tuesday, March 31, said the governor outrightly refused to allow the Americans in the state in compliance with his restriction of entry to the state by air, land and sea.
The spokesperson said the Ben Ayade administration would not compromise the safety of its citizens, no matter how tempting the prospects.
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A source told Vanguard that the flight conveying the Americans was scheduled to land in the state but the governor insisted that the Americans must be tested either in Abuja or Lagos before they are allowed entrance into the state.
Meanwhile, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, March 31 commended Lagosians for compliance on the first day of the stay-at-home directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The governor said the compliance indicates that Lagosians understand the enormity of the coronavirus pandemic.
He reminded residents of the state that the lockdown directive is a strategy to avoid community spread of the virus.
He warned those who may wish to breach the restriction, stressing that their action is against the public health interest of all Lagosians.
Governor Sanwo-Olu reiterated that only those rendering essential services, who must be well identified; are allowed to go out when necessary.
The governor used the opportunity to thank those who have supported his government through donations and other incentives.
In another report, the officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led by their commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, have taken over some areas in Lagos state, following the 14-days lockdown directives given by President Muhammadu Buhari to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Legit.ng's regional reporter, Jamiu Yisa, who monitored the activities, reported that Disu tutored some youth on COVID-19 and the need to observe social distancing.
The RRS commander also enlightened youths who barricaded roads, playing football, while on their way to Ikorodu, on the consequence of flouting the government's directive.
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