Ebonyi State Government has lifted the ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada in all parts of the State except within three hundred metres radius to the boundary with other neighbouring States.
Governor David Umahi announced this in a live broadcast on the detection of Coronavirus in the State.
The operation of commercial motorcycles was banned on the eleventh of April following alleged sabotage of security measures put in place to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
Governor Umahi explained that the lifting of the ban was to alleviate the suffering of residents of the State noting that the night lock down imposed on the State had also been lifted except for boundary areas.
According to the Governor, Coronavirus index case in the state is stable while three hundred persons he came in minimal contact with are being monitored at the stadium.
The Governor also used the opportunity to mend fences with the Press following the life ban he imposed on two Journalists in the State.
He identified Journalists as partners in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic and described his recent outburst over publications by two Journalists as unintentional.
Governor Umahi announced that the State Government received three truck load of rice from the Federal Government which had been certified to be in good condition and would be distributed to members of the public soon.