The Cross River State Commissioner for Youths and Skills Acquisition, Hon Signor Omang Idiege have expressed displeasure on the attitude of truck drivers trying to gain entrance to the State through the Gakem/Benue border.
The Cross River State Government had received representatives from the Federal Ministry of Health and NCDC on Monday.
While the Federal Government and NCDC is commending the proactive response of the digital governor, Sir Ben Ayade for maintaining a zero COVID-19 status, Hon Signor Omang and his team are making sure the border area is completely shutdown.
This was shown when the Special Adviser to the Governor on Muslim Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu Hassan visited the Gakem/Benue border.
Hon Signor Omang briefed Alhaji Hassan on the bad habits of the truck drivers who are in the habit of loading almajiris or suspected herdsman to the State.
Eleven loaded trucks containing almajiris were apprehended and returned back by the active commissioner.
Alhaji Tanimu expressed displeasure on the bad habits by this drivers and explained that he has started holding sensitization meetings with these various truck drivers and that he will make sure the incident doesn’t come to play again.
He joined Hon Signor Omang to carry out checks on the entire vehicles that were at the border area.
The Commissioner also commended the effort of the State Governor in the fight against the novel coronavirus and for making the State COVID-19 free.
He urged Cross Riverians to adhere to every preventive measures set by the State to help prevent the virus and allow the government do their part as this is one way Cross River State will remain COVID-19 free.
As at the time of filing this report Cross River State still remains COVID-19 free.