COVID-19: Umahi lift ban on Okada operation, relax Curfew and tenders apology to Journalists

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Aliuna Uchenna

The governor of Ebonyi State chief David Umahi yesterday has lifted the ban on the use of Okada in the state and relaxed curfew posed on the people following the ravaging coronavirus in the country.

Umahi made this while in a live broadcast that took place at the new government house Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.

“We have lifted the ban on the use of motorcycle in the state but still effective in the boarder areas.

The governor who tendered an unreserved apology to journalists during the broadcast, asked journalists to forget the past and collaborate with he state to end the spread of COVID-19.

According to him: “I have directed that the unfortunate incident with press was not intentional but i am asking everybody to disregard what has happened. Because we are all partners in progress and let us work together.

“I will advise that you please cross check information. There are certain write-ups that people are not happy about and that is why I said please let everybody to put down in love and work together.

“I specifically asked that the SUN and Vanguard reporters be invited because as a father when you beat a child with one hand, you bring the child back with another hand.

“I believe strongly that if anybody wants to intentionally bring you down he can’t pull you down standing, he will certainly go down with you. And you may even rise above him.

“But the single way to be happy in life is to be happy with success. I want to invite the press for partnership and also ask them to also please help us build the state.

“Nobody said you should do preferential reporting, nobody said you should not report the truth or report falsehood because our state is peculiar. Everybody has forgotten what happened let’s work together” he said.

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