COVID-19: FRSC Monitors Compliance On Border Closure In Anambra

…debunks stories of lackluster attitude to war against coronavirus

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

In response to the order on inter-state border closure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country, the Federal Road Safety Commission has taken further proactive measures to ensure that governnent directives are complied with.

This necessitated the monitoring and enforcement exercise embarked upon by the Anambra state sector command of the Federal Road Safety Commission yesterday across the borders of the state.

In accordance with the release made available to journalists yesterday by the sector public education officer, RC Paschal Anigbo, the sector commander, CC Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi, visited the border between Anambra and Enugu at Amansea Awka-North, where the sector commander found out that there was absolute compliance to the order.

The release stated, “In a bid to ascertain the traffic situation on the closed borders in Anambra State as directed by the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi MFR mni NPoM and also to ensure compliance of Joint Enforcement Team to the directives of the State Government, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A Kumapayi, went on assessment visit at the borders to monitor the level of compliance to the border closure detectives.

“The borders include: Amansea Boarder (Anambra-Enugu boundary), Niger Bridge (Anambra-Delta boundary) and Amorka(Anambra-Imo boundary).”

The release has it that the sector commander will continue to carry out routine check on the borders to ensure there are no breaches within the stipulated period, stressing that the coronavirus is deadly and everybody should support governnent efforts in containing the contagion.

Also in another development, the Federal Road Safety Commission in Anambra state has debunked alleged stories of lackluster attitudes by the corps towards educating motorists on coronavirus prevention.

This was also contained in the counter release by the sector public education officer, RC Paschal Anigbo.

The release stated, “On the contrary, FRSC has released several measures to assist in curbing the spread of COVID-19 and road users are constantly enlightened on the pandemic.

“Some of the measures put in place include public enlightenment/education on loading capacity of vehicles to ensure social distancing, maintaining personal hygiene, regular washing of hands with soap and water, use of hand sanitizes, reporting of suspected cases to appropriate authority in the State.

“Other measures include, monitoring and enforcement, to ensure implementation of the directives of the State Government on checkmating the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the State.

“Consequently, the Sector Commander, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, led the enlightenment/monitoring team to some parks across the State on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March, 2020. The exercise was carried out in all parts of the State and will be sustained until the aim is achieved.”

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