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Stubborn truck drivers will not stop me from shutting down the Gakem borders - Hon Signor Omang

The Cross River State Commissioner for Youths and Skill Acquisition, Hon Signor Omang Idiege have expressed unhappiness on the stubborn attitude of truck drivers trying to sneak into the State through the Gakem/Benue borders. It has not been easy mounting vigilante and securities at the route as travellers will always look for creeks or bush path to sneak into the State.

Meanwhile the Federal Government have applauded the Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade for his relentless effort in the fight against the novel coronavirus, this was made known by the seven man team set by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire who visited calabar on Monday for a scoping visit.

Trucks loaded with Almajiris and suspected herdsmen have frequently been trying to gain access to the State through the border. Hon Signor Omang had earlier said "Stubborn truck drivers will not me from shutting down the Gakem borders".

On a courtesy visit by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Muslim Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu Hassan, the Commissioner briefed the SA on the bad attitude of the drivers and how they keep bringing trucks loaded with almajiris and suspected herdsmen to gain entrance into the State.

The SA assured the commissioner that he will continue to sensitize the drivers on the need to stop the inter-state movement. He joined Hon Signor Omang to carry out checks on the entire vehicles that were at the border area.

Eleven trucks loaded with almajiris were apprehended and returned back by the active commissioner. No one knows the intentions of the almajiris whether it is for good or bad. Thanks to Hon Signor and his team that have decided to use their last strength to man the border even if it demands them spending the night at the border.

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.

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