By Esther Nworie
Ebonyi State Government says all is set to send Pallatives to Ebonyi indigenes in diaspora to cushion the hunger effect of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown on them.
Accordingly, Ebonyi indigenes residing in Lagos State shall receive 5,000 bags of 5kg rice, and Ten Million Naira Cash while those in Abuja will enjoy 2,000 bags of 5kg and Five Million Naira Cash.
In a statement signed by Hon. Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji Honourable Commissioner for Information and State Orientation and Acting Commissioner, Human Capital Development and Monitoring after weekly special Security Council meeting of Ebonyi State Government held on 13th May, 2020, he said the State Government commenced the distribution of palliatives to the vulnerable persons across the state on Wednesday.
The Governor also pardoned defaulters of the Coronavirus lockdown rules and announced that Ebonyi State has recorded 8 Covid-19 paitent including a husband, wife and their three years old son.
The Governor also pardoned defaulters of the Coronavirus lockdown rules and announced that Ebonyi State has recorded 8 Covid-19 patients including a husband, wife and their three years old son.
“Distribution of palliatives to Ebonyians in diaspora shall be as follows, Lagos State, 5,000 bags of 5kg and N10m Cash, Abuja 2,000 bags of 5kg and N5m Cash.”
“All those being held for trial for contravening Ebonyi State Coronavirus and Other Dangerous (Infectious) Diseases and Related Matters Laws 005, 2020 and those who have been convicted for various offences under the Law are hereby pardoned.”
However with effect from Wednesday 13th May, 2020, all persons who contravene the Coronavirus law should know that there may not be another day of grace. The two hotels sealed in connection with contraventions of Covid-19 Regulations are hereby unsealed.”
“So far, Ebonyi State has recorded 8 cases of Covid-19. The 8th case is a 3-year old son of the couple (6th and 7th cases) that tested positive last week and they are returnees from Lagos State who were intercepted on transit to Ebonyi State.”
He further State that all the suspended appointees have been lifted from the suspension.
“All suspensions placed on Government functionaries, including those of the State Executive Council members and Coordinators of Development Centres are hereby lifted. However, all office holders who fail to carry out their official duties diligently shall henceforth be removed from office.”
“All persons placed on half salaries and other government functionaries placed on working suspension for not conforming to the State Government’s directives have been graciously pardoned by the Governor.”
“Again, the State Government’s “NO Facemask, No Movement” is still in force. Ebonyians outside the state should please stay where they are for the time being, but anybody who insists on coming back to Ebonyi State must subject himself or herself to 14 days quarantine as part of measures to contain the scourge of Coronavirus pandemic in the State. Government further orders that any returnee who escapes from the quarantine centre or who upon returning to Ebonyi State hides from the engagements of the COVID -19 Rapid Response team shall be declared wanted.”