The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has banned the use of motorcycles in the state.
Umahi announced this in a live broadcast on Saturday.
The State Government had closed borders as part of measures to fight the coronavirus disease. However, commercial motorcyclists and commercial vehicle operators have continued to bring people into the state.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Chief Emma Igwe, noted that the ban was with immediate effect.
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has noted with dismay how misguided elements hire motorcyclists popularly called Okada to enter Ebonyi State through track roads which contravenes the COVID-19 Law 2020 and as a result, has directed immediate ban of the use of Motorcycles (Okada) in Ebonyi State”.
“This directive is without exception and the ban is an all-time ban across the state”.
“It is imperative to note that our dear Governor is working tirelessly to ensure that this deadly Coronavirus does not enter our dear State and will not relent in his efforts to ensure that the COVID-19 Pandemic does not enter Ebonyi,” the statement said.