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COVID-19 lockdown: Kwara arrests 15 transporters

No fewer than 15 transporters were arrested by the Kwara State Government in the early hours of Monday for violating the government’s directive on restrictions of movement.

The Deputy Governor of the state who is also the Chairman of the COVID-19 committee, Kayode Alabi added that the committee seized 80 motorcycles from their owners for violating the orders.

This was disclosed by Mr. Alabi in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State where he received a United Bank for Africa (UBA) team.

The team presented a sum of N28.5 million cheque to the state government in its fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Alabi said he had directed that no one should release anyone arrested person or property sized until he gives any further directive on it.

He hailed members of the task force for their selfless services.

The deputy governor disclosed that the team shut down a church in Idofian, a suburb of Ilorin on Sunday who are preparing for a service.

Alabi informed that the committee is considering shutting down markets, saying the state government would pledge to distribute food items as palliative measure before it carries out such action.

Recall that the UBA head in the state, Mr. Kazeem Salaudeen said the money was the financial institution’s way of supporting the government in the fight against the spread of virus.

 
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