COVID-19: 'Violate Nose Mask Order, Pay N300,000 Fine' –Cross River Gov.

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COVID-19: 'Violate Nose Mask Order, Pay N300,000 Fine' –Cross River Gov.



Report says the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has authorized the seizure of vehicles whose passengers violates the nose masks order and defaulters are to pay N300,000 fine.

This is coming after the state failed to comply  with the no mask, no movement order in the state.

The governor in a statement released by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, on Monday night said security agents should henceforth seize any vehicle carrying passengers who are not wearing nose masks.

The statement reads;

“Such impounded vehicles, which must be towed to the secretariat of the COVID-19 task force, should only be released after the payment of N300,000  fine by the owner of the vehicle.

“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,” he said.

“Consequently, Mr Joseph Edet (La Shakara) is appointed the acting Managing Director of the Cross River State Garment Factory with immediate effect,” he said.

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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