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Anambra COVID-19 Protocols Task Force Team says operation not targeted at revenue generation

By Joy Mbachi [NAN]

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The Anambra COVID-19 Protocols Taskforce Team says it operation is not targeted at generating revenue for the government, but to ensure safety of the people.

Mr. Chika Ekwenugo, Head of the team said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday.

Ekwenugo said the team would sustain the enforcement in the state until people realise the need to assist government in maintaining public health.

“The team is not interested in the revenue accruing from COVID-19 violators, but we are more concerned on checking the spread of the deadly virus in the state,” he said.

He urged the public to observe COVID-19 precautionary measures as a civic duty they owed the state to ensure that the spread of the virus was curtailed for safety of all.

“The virus is real and it exists in Anambra, let us all join hands with the government to kick it out of our state,” he said.

He advised people to always wear their facemask properly to avoid being prosecuted as some defaulters had been charged to court.

NAN reports that over 80 COVID-19 violators in the state were charged to court and found guilty by the court presided over by Mr. Mike Anyadiegwu.

Some of them were given option of fines ranging from N1000  to N3000 while others were asked to carryout community services for two days at the Court premises or any other government establishment. (NAN)


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