The South East Governors forum has expressed concern over the influx of almajirai through questionable means; hiden in food and cement trucks into the South East region.
This was disclosed during the weekend by the chairman of the forum, Engr David Umahi in a communiqué following the South East Governors Forum teleconference meeting held on 14th May, 2020.
Umahi asked community leaders to get passionately involved to ensure that such illegal movement was not allowed.
He further stated that “The Forum reviewed the current lockdown order within our interstate borders and agreed to strengthen them further with new measures. However, we are unhappy with interstate border lockdown abuses that led to the movement of non-essential persons.
“We request the security personnel at our border posts to take this task seriously to curtail the spread of the pandemic. As we go through this period, to curtail further spread of COVID-19, we will continue to enforce the no mask, no movement directive, social distancing, regular hand washing and sanitary guidelines”.
Also as part of measure to fight the coronavirus, the forum announced its readiness to kick start a massive coronavirus testing in South East region with the target of testing 5% of the population in the next two months.