- Governor Umahi says the majority of Covid-19 cases in Ebonyi are telephone accessories sellers
- According to him, the state has recorded 13 cases
- Most of them returned from differents states
The majority of those infected with coronavirus in Ebonyi state are those who sell phones and accessories, the Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has stated.
The governor disclosed this on Wednesday, May 21, during the weekly state broadcast held in Abakaliki, the state’s capital, Premium Times reports.
According to a statement issued by his special assistant on media, Francis Nwaze, the state has so far recorded 13 cases
“…an index case who returned from Ondo state, south-west Nigeria, he is from Onicha LGA of Ebonyi state. The second person, from Izzi, returned from Delta state. The third case is also from Izzi who returned from Delta state.
“The fourth case, who is from Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi state is said to have returned from Enugu state. Meanwhile, the 5th case, from Izzi LGA Ebonyi state returned from Imo state. In the same vein, the 6, 7, and 8 cases are a father, mother, and son, from Izzi.”
“The 10th case is a native of Ezza North. The 11th case is from Izzi who came back from Delta state. The twelfth case is from Izzi who came back from Delta state. The 13th case is from Ohaozara LGA who recently returned from Lagos state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following allegations that almajiris are being smuggled into the southeast, Umahi declared that the children are not welcomed in his state.
Umahi said they won’t be entertained in any part of the state.
Though he commended northern governors for acknowledging the problem of almajiri, he, however, insisted that he will not be afraid to reject them.
“We will not be afraid to say that there will not be Almajiris in Ebonyi state and the northern governors I commend them, they said go to your state of origin.
“We will not allow Almajiris in Ebonyi state. Ebonyi will not allow Amajiris, they should go to their state of origin. We have to as a people to begin to tell ourselves the truth,” he emphasised.
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