SULE BANS OPERATIONS OF OKADA, TRICYCLE IN NASARAWA OVER CORONAVIRUS

Following the high influx of unidentified persons believed to have been infected with coronavirus from Lagos and Kano states into Nasarawa State, Governor Abdullahi Sule has banned the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles from the state as from Thursday (today).

In a statement, Sule said the drastic steps taken were aimed at controlling and containing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.

Similarly, the order equally prevented the use of private motorcycles to only one passenger and only in other parts of the state not placed on total lockdown.

The statement, however, directed all security operatives, government functionaries and traditional rulers to ensure full compliance with the proclamation, affirming that security patrols will be intensified to ensure full compliance, even as it warned that defaulters will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

He said, “The issuance of this restriction remains necessary to protect the citizens of the state from possibility of contracting the disease from infiltrators and to minimise the potential for spread.”

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