ENUGU STATE GOVERNMENT BANS WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, OTHER PUBLIC GATHERINGS
The Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has banned all public activities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Chief Ugwuanyi made this known while briefing journalists at the government house after a meeting with some executive council members and relevant authorities in the state.
He directed that all educational institutions, burial and wedding ceremonies, bars, clubs, pubilc officers and civil servants in the state to hence forth remain at home. In his words, Governor Ugwuanyi ordered “Closure of all educational institutions in the State. All Public Officers/Civil Servants to work from home till further notice.
“Suspension of all cultural and social gatherings including the following:
Night Clubs; and
all group Sporting and Recreational activities.”
He however directed officers on essential services, including forest guards, neighborhood watch groups, waste management agency, water resources, state emergency management agency, fire service and other to remain on duty.
Neighborhood Watch Personnel;
Water Corporation staff;
Waste management operatives;
Staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency;
Fire fighters; and
All those involved in other essential services,” the Governor exempted.
Chief Ugwuanyi said that adequate measures has been taken by the state government in partnership with relevant bodies to tackle the pandemic.
Chief Ugwuanyi adviced that the social distancing protocols should be keenly observed in religious gatherings, restuarants and eateries. According to him, “the Social distancing protocol as advised by Nigerian Center for Disease Control should be observed during public religious worship as well as in Restaurants and Eateries.”
The Governor directed from hence forth that public transporters like taxis to carry not more than three passengers; tricycles (keke), not more than two passengers; and commuter buses not more than two passengers per seat.
He said that high level of hygiene should be observed in all public places, including the use of hand sanitizers and frequent hand washing. The Governor charged law enforcement agencies to ensure strict compliance to the stipulations.