The drastic impact of COVID-19 has continued to generate negative narratives in Akwa Ibom and Nigeria. Some of the negative narrative relative closure of markets and churches.
One of the latest impacts in the immediate closure of all livestock markets in Akwa Ibom state, for the rest of May 2020.
The State Chairman COVID-19 Management Committee, Emmanuel Ekuwem, who made this known earlier today is the immediate shutdown of all livestock markets in Akwa Ibom state, for the rest of May 2020.
I have been directed by the Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, to announce the immediate shutdown of all livestock market in the state for the rest of May 2020.
“By this announcement, no new consignment of livestock – goats, cows, and rams, will be allowed into the state until further notice. Livestock sellers are advised to sell off their stock and proceed to shut down.“Security agencies have been directed to monitor and ensure full compliance. Defaulters will be prosecuted,” the statement read in part.
Ekuwem further stated that security agencies have been directed to monitor and ensure full compliance, stressing that defaulters will be prosecuted.