Dr Ifeanyi Okowa

Security Personnel assigned to enforce compliance to border closure by the Delta State Government have been urged not to compromise in their assignment so as to free the State of the deadly coronavirus.

The Executive Director, Finance and Administration on the Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Hon. John Nani, gave the advice while monitoring compliance to the border ciosure at the tvo common boundaries between Edo and Delta States in Jesse, Ethiope West Local Government Area.

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, the order by the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for the closure of all land borders in the State took effect.

One of the borders in the State is the Ologbo end of Edo and Delta States. With the enforcement at the border, there came the allegation that travellers had resorted to going through the border points at Okueka and Boboroku in Jesse Community with security agents being compromised.

This allegation prompted the Executive Director, Finance and Administration DESOPADEC, Hon John Nani in company of the Ethiope West Local Government Chairman, Hon Solomon Golley to visit the two border points.

Hon Nani reminded the Policemen stationed at the borders of the need to strictly enforce the order by the state government in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in the state. The virus he stressed is no respecter of persons hence all hands must be on deck to combat it.

After the visit, Hon. Nani and Hon Golley expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance urging the security agents to be up and doing.