44 defaulters of the COVID-19 protocols in Anambra state were apprehended and were charged to mobile court in Nnewi and environs. This is coming, after the Anambra state government through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government on Monday embarked on a COVID-19 enforcement exercise within Nnewi and environs.
The exercise was in collaboration with the State Ministry of Transport, the Nigerian Police Force, Anambra Traffic Management Agency, ATMA, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and OCHA Brigade, Anambra South Chapter.
Speaking on the 44 defaulters and the exercise, the SSG, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu represented by Honourable Sunday Okafor, COVID-19 State Admin Officer, noted that it is primarily to sensitise people on the need to always have their facemask properly fitted on their face and the possible punishment for the defaulters at the mobile court.
He stressed that the Anambra state government led by Chief Willie Obiano will not relent on her effort to curb the spread of the virus.
The SSG explained that government is not so much interested in the fines from defaulters nor their prison sentences, but most importantly wants all and sundry to comply with the COVID-19 protocols, especially wearing of facemask at public places.
The Zonal Commander OCHA Brigade, Anambra South District Mr Emmanuel Obi, chided those that still disobey the directives of the government as he insisted that the government will continue to fight for the entire well being of her citizens.
On his account, the Coordinator COVID-19 Taskforce, Nnewi Zone, Honourable Chikeluba Ezefunamba beckoned on Anambra people to always go out with their facemask on, so as not force the government embark on another total lockdown due to the increase in spread of the virus.