The rate at which Almajiris are attempting to gain entrance into Cross River State through the Gakem border is becoming alarming. The State recorded another sad scene on Sunday night, May 10, 2020, at the Gakem/Benue border where Almajiris tried to sneak in.
The two trucks carrying more than 120 Young boys/girls and matured men/women(without luggage's) were returned back to wherever they came from.
The Commissioner for Youths and Skill Acquisitions, Hon Signor Omang Idiege who have been championing the effective closure of the border ordered the returns of the two loaded trucks to where ever the came from.
This is the fourth time the Almajiris have tried to gain entrance to the State through the Gakem border, all thanks to Hon Signor Omang who in his proactive way have declared Operation no entry into the State through the Gakem/Benue border and have ordered their return back to wherever they came from.
Hon Signor Omang went further to thank the Executive Governor of the State, Sir Ben Ayade for his outstanding qualities in the fight against the novel coronavirus and for making the State COVIID-19 free.
He reiterated that the Governor have shown that he is truly a professor ranging from how he declared various COVID-19 control measures from day one even before Nigeria recorded the first case of the virus. These control measures include: sensitization and awareness campaign on every LGA in the State, Permanent Lockdown of borders, No mask no movement amongst others. These measures have kept the State out of this deadly virus and has equally helped to trap this influx of the Almajiris.
Hon Signor Omang also thanked the Nigerian Police and other security agencies for their immense support in the fight against the deadly virus and helping to effect the strict lockdown of the Gakem/Benue border.
In his words: "I want to again thank the Police, Civil Defence, Peace Corps, the Vigilantes and the youths for their Commitments in this fight and to say that, it is not yet over until it is over".
As at the time of filing this report, Cross River State still remains COVID-19 free.
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