Anambra and Delta States hold meetings to curtail movement on the Niger bridge


Anambra and Delta States hold meetings to curtail movement on the Niger bridge

The governments of Anambra and Delta States are currently holding meetings which is aimed at curtailing the movement of people on the Niger bridge. Talks are being held to control the movement of of people who are defying the Presidential order restricting inter-state movements by still making use of the bridge.

Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Adinuba made this known in an interview with reporters in Onitsha on Monday. He spoke about the destruction of the barricade built by Governor Willie Obiano at the Asaba-end of the bridge which was carried out by youths of Delta State.

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He further revealed that it was the destruction of the barricade that prompted the meeting where the two governments agreed to jointly curtail the human traffic on the bridge. He said,

“Top officials of both Delta and Anambra State governments have met thrice today and will meet again tomorrow or so. The meeting is to conclude arrangements on how to check the influx of people, who defy the presidential order restricting inter-state movements as part of the far-reaching measures to check the spread of COVID-19."

According to him, the meetings have been held amicably.

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“Subsequent meetings will follow the same trajectory of peace and solidarity as each party is quite committed to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic,” Adinuba said.

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