Nigerians React As Cross Rivers State Government Orders Workers To Resume Work Amidst Coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic has changed the course of the world in every area and caused compulsory holidays all over the world.And this has affected the world economy.

Nigerian President has already said that lockdown will last as long as necessary in order to curb the further spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

However, it seems the State governors have the right to decide what happens in their States.

Some governors called off the lockdown in their States for Easter holiday church services celebration though some later cancelled the church services after many negative reactions from Nigerians.

Cross River Government has ordered workers in the state’s civil service to resume work after a temporary suspension over the Coronavirus pandemic. .
In a statement released by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesperson Christian Ita, civil servants from grade level 10 were asked to resume work on Tuesday, April 14. The returning civil servants were also told to adhere to the ‘no mask, no movement’ policy of the state government. .
The statement reads in part;

“All returning civil servants are to receive nose masks from the COVID-19 Response Task Force through their respective permanent secretaries. All nose masks to be used in the state must be locally made, with the place of origin clearly marked. The sale of masks made by the Cross River State Garment Factory is prohibited. Masks are to be distributed free of charge.”

The statement further added that mass gatherings of all kinds such as worships, weddings, burials remain prohibited, residents would be allowed into public places such as markets, malls, sports, and banks if they use appropriate mask.

As the official report was released,Nigerians using social media reacted differently.

See their comments,

Many Nigerians are of the opinion that the promised masks and other amenities may not be enough to protect workers from this deadly Coronavirus.

How do you see the decision of the Cross Rivers State Government ?

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