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IGP CLEARS AIR ON CURFEW/INTER-STATE MOVEMENT RESTRICTION ORDERS

IGP CLEARS AIR ON CURFEW/INTER-STATE MOVEMENT RESTRICTION ORDERS

 

The police top brass has cleared the air on restrictions order.This was contained in a release by the office e of the police image maker,DCP Frank Mba.Acvording to him,it becomes imperative to do so following unending inquiries on the status of essential workers in respect of the due enforcement of the national curfew and inter-state movement restriction orders emplaced by the Federal Government.

according to him, “the force wishes to state that it is not oblivious of the sensitive, indispensable, patriotic and frontline role of the nation’s workforce that falls within the category of Essential Service Providers particularly as it relates to efforts to curtail and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. To this effect, all essential workers including medical personnel, ambulance service providers, journalists, fire-fighters, etc remain exempted from the movement restriction orders as well as the national curfew”.

 

He added that ,the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,has directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police to give maximum effect to these orders and extend due courtesies to essential service providers so affected and also ensure that personnel deployed for the enforcement duties respect the fundamental rights of the citizens.

 

Meanwhile, the IGP enjoins all workers who fall within these categories not to take undue advantage of their positions and privileges to advance other purposes not connected with the performance of their duties within the stated period.

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