The Anambra State Government has described as illegal and unfair the alleged extortion of tricycle operators and other vulnerable persons by anyone or group.
To this end, Government has directed that any victim of such extortion should report to either security operatives, Commissioner for Transport or to the Ministry of Information in the State.
The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment , Mr C- Don Adinuba made this known while speaking with news in Awka.
According to him, it was very inhuman for anyone to be collecting levies from the unsuspecting public especially in this trying time when Government had put on hold such payments starting from the first of April 2020.
Mr Adinuba said apart from waiver and the distribution of items to the aged persons, Government was following up a plan for community tailors to produce three million face masks that would be distributed to the people of the State.
On the index case, the Commissioner disclosed that he was recuperating and responding to medical treatment and might be discharged earlier than most people expected.
He however condemned the attitude of some persons whom he described as professional politicians playing politics with human lives by cooking up all sorts of stories against the State and the index case.
The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment enjoined the people not to relent in regular hand washing under running water as well as observe other personal hygiene expressing the hope that the pandemic would not last long.