Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has lifted ban on burial and wedding ceremonies in Akwa Ibom State effect from July 4, 2020.
Governor Emmanuel made the announcement this evening, July 2, 2020 during an interactive Media Chat on Radio and Television Stations in the State with focus on COVID-19 pandemic update, upheld restrictions, relaxation of some restrictions and lots of other related issues.
On Burial And Wedding Ceremonies In Akwa lbom State
Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel said: “If you must bury your departed loved ones, please follow the guidelines that was given to us by Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and medical experts.
If the burial is holding at an open field, it must not have more than 50 persons. If you are doing it inside the church, it should not have more than 30 people in attendance.
“This guideline is also applicable to WEDDING CEREMONIES. If you don’t comply to these guidelines, l will arrest you. “
On Church reopening In Akwa Ibom State
“I don’t want anyone to come and say he is not a member of CAN and therefore cannot adhere to the guidelines. Please if you are not ready to obey our guidelines, then leave Akwa Ibom State and go elsewhere. I am not aware of any church that does not belong to CAN. Every Church here must obey the safety guidelines“, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel warned.
Govenor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Speaks On Economic Reconstruction Of The State
“The members of the committee are working tirelessly. As I am taking to you all members of the implementation committee have relocated to the State so they can meet. Infact this thing will not come overnight.
“It will take some times. I appeal to all to be patient as these people work to build our economy. Building is not an easy thing.
“It is easy to destroy than to build. So the committee is working” He assured.
Is Livestock Market Open in Akwa Ibom State?
Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel maintained that despite the Federal Government’s relaxation on interstate closure, livestock market in Akwa Ibom State remains closed
Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel On Reopening Of Schools
Hear him: “We are meeting and we are assessing our situation.
“We are not going to open our schools just because other people have opened theirs. If we notice that our people are not observing the safety guidelines we have provided, then we will not have any option than to close down the state again.
“We don’t want to get to a point that we are totally overwhelmed by the pandemic. We will not want a situation were we are unable to provide bed space or equipment for a symptomatic patient.
“We will meet tomorrow to review some of the activities to see how we can re- open schools in the state, we must localise our situation to suit us.
“If the situation is not still favourable, schools will remain close. But if we are ready to adhere to the guidelines, schools will reopen.
” If we see that people are not adhering to the preventive measures, we don’t mind shutting down the state”, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel warned.
Position of Government On Night Curfew In Akwa Ibom
Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel announced that curfew in Akwa Ibom State continues from 8pm -6am.
On Inter State Travels
Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel said: “Our borders are now open but people coming into the state will have to go through the COVID- 19 test procedure.
“Every citizen must wear their nose masks, if you are not comfortable with the nose mask , please stay at home.
“We are running out of stock of the medication because the drugs are gotten out of the country.”
” As at today, l am yet to receive from the Federal Government one naira to support the fight against COVID-19 but it is our own interest to keep the citizens safe.”