By EZEKIEL DONTINNA & YAKUBU NANZHUA
THE Director General, Research, Planning and Documentation Plateau State Government House, Prof John Wade, has commended the level of compliance in Rayfield and Mai-Adiko environment to the lockdown intendded to curb the spread of COVID-19 paudemic in the state.
The DG Research said, “as you are aware, the Plateau State Taskforce on Enforcement of COVID-19 Management Team, has gone out. All members of the state, Executive Council have been posted to different places to monitor the compliance.
“We at Rayfield right down to Mai-Adiko Junction, have so far, witnessed good compliance. People have been complying exept that, to some extend, you will find few people going out without wearing their face-marks which is mandatory. We had to detain them and make sure they comply.
“So far, so good as far as movement is concerned and the social distancing observed here have been good enough, there were no arrest and infact, people that we have observed here have come with their documents. By law, they can move with goods like pharmaceutical, food etc and we did some checkings to ensure that this is complied with,” he enthused.
Prof. Wade commended the people of Plateau State for keeping to the lockdown directives and called on them to keep it up, because government intention was for the good of the people and that it was the only appropriate way of preventing the spread of this paudemic to the state.
Also at the Bauchi Road Junction, the Plateau State Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Hon. Sa’ad Bello and his counterpart in the Ministry of Transport Hon. Muhammad Abubakar, were actively in their reflective jackets seen inspecting motorists coming in and out of the state.
Speaking shortly, the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Hon Sa’ad Bello, described the level of compliance has been appreciable and that , those passing by were farmers, those company agricultural produce who were exempted.
He commended the security operatives for the wonderful job they are doing around this axis saying, “you known this junction is a very busy junction because there are those coming from the Ring-road, Bauchi road and Farin-Gada road, but we have not seen anything contrary to the order here”.
On his part, the state Commissioner of Transport, Hon. Muhammad M. Abubakar, said, as the pilot in the transport sector in the state, he was satisfied with the level of compliance by motorist and called on them to continue to cooperate with government order because it was for the good of Plateau people and Nigeria as a country.
sunday standard observed that, major streets in Jos and Bukuru Metropolis were barricaded by security operatives as they check every car coming or going out of the state capital, with very few motorist plying the roads.