COVID-19: N300k fine introduced in C’ River for failure to wear nose mask

Gov Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has came up with a stiffer penalty for the defaulters of his no mask, no movement order aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Governor Ayade, on Monday, ordered the seizure of vehicles whose passengers refuse to wear nose masks and a fine of N300,000 to be paid by defaulters.
The penalty, it was gathered, came on the heels of the low compliance level with the no mask, no movement order in the state.
The governor in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, stated that security agents should henceforth impound any vehicle carrying passengers who are not wearing nose masks.
He stated that impounded vehicles must be towed to the secretariat of the COVID-19 task force and should only be released after the payment of N300,000  fine by the owner of the vehicle.
He added that Individuals, no matter their standing in the society, who are found in public without nose masks, should  be arrested on the spot and quarantined for 14 days.
Governor Ayade also co-opted all appointees of government, with the exception of the expatriates, performing one function or the other at the Cross River State Garment Factory, into the COVID-19 task force.
Mr. Joseph Edet (La Shakara) was appointed the acting Managing Director of the Cross River State Garment Factory with immediate effect.
The governor also granted approval for an open ended order for supply of nose masks by tailors in the state to the garment factory to meet demands.

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