Anambra Government’s anti-sit-at-home directive records impressive compliance

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Gov. Willie Obiano call-off of Monday’s embarked sit-at-home has proved useful in rallying Anambra people to reopen their businesses, has proved useful.
The governor accompanied by members of the State Executive Council went round the state capital, Awka to monitor compliance.
The governor went from the main market in Awka, the Eke Awka through the bank branches in state to ensure compliance.
The drive, armed him with first hand information on the situation on ground.
His efforts yielded dividends as many people, who came out to cheer his efforts as they felt reassured of his commitment toward ensuring their security.
Monitoring compliance to the State Government’s directive, it was clear that the compliant level was marred by the downpour that kept some people off the streets.
Some Fuel Stations in the Awka metropolis operated as they were observed attending to their customers.
The transportation sector operated but on a low key, but some transport companies rendered services while others were at their terminals.
The banking sector recorded a few businesses as some banks opened for business while others merely operated their Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs); a few others conducted internal banking business.
At the Eke Awka Market some traders attended to their customers.
In the civil/public service sector, the State Secretariat Complex was opened for business with some activities ongoing at the Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment.
At the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital (COOTH), Awka workers were seen at their duty posts, while the sick were attended to.
In an interview, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Joe Akabuike said that the hospital had before the directive to re-open, maintained 100 per cent compliance to duties, given its strategic life-saving disposition.
He noted that to prevent staff members from distant places from missing work on Mondays, the affected workers were encouraged to sleep over in the hospital premises on Sundays in Awka to enable them to attend to their duties. (MOI)
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