The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi yesterday blocked Almajirai from entering into the state. The action was adopted at the end of the usual weekly security meeting with serving security Chiefs. Umahi said that allowing people to travel under the present status of COVID-19 was unacceptable.
He insisted that this is the time for everyone to remain in his or her state of residence until the pandemic have been properly put to an end.
He words: ” we will not be afraid to say that there will not be Amajiris in Ebonyi state and the Northern Governors I commend them, they said go to your state of origin. We have to as a people to begin to tell ourselves the truth.
Umahi also directed serving Chief security officers in the state not to allow any cow into the new goverment house or it’s environs.
“I have directed with the Chief security officer to meet with the security people. Please I don’t want to see any cow within the premesis of the centenary city.
“How can I be struggling with cows to come into government house. Please, in the entire centenary city, I don’t want to see any cow.
“Not just government house, anywhere that is called centenary city; international market, the mall. This is insulting.
“So, security people should do meeting with the cattle rearers whether it is Hausa cows or Igbo cows because I can also see some Igbo cows and I don’t want to see it again.
” Anyone we see, Attorney General, you move to court to get an order of the court to auction it. So, we will not see that again, we will not allow that again”