Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC) Enugu State Command has deployed 245 personnel to enforce total compliance to preventive measures initiated by the state government against the novel Coronavirus.
In a statement in Enugu, the NSCDC state Commandant, Mr Everestus Obiyo, revealed that his personnel would also patrol all the nooks and crannies of the state to sensitize the public on the importance of personal hygiene and other related preventive measures.
He warned tricycle riders, bus drivers and taxi operators to obey government’s recent guidelines as the corps would not hesitate to arrest defaulters to serve as deterrent to others.
Recall that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in a state broadcast on Tuesday, ordered the suspension of all social activities and the closure of all academic institutions and bars in the state.
Other measures announced by the Governor include that while all Keke should carry only two passengers at a time, buses should carry only two passengers per seat while a taxi should carry only three passengers.
According to the NSCDC boss, “My personnel will visit churches, mosques, motor parks, markets, villages and public squares and other places that people are found in numbers to spread the information on self protection so as not to become victims.
My personnel are to patrol all the nooks and crannies of the State educating and enlightening the people to observe personal hygiene, maintain reasonable distance, avoid crowded places, ensure that their household stays indoor as much as possible,” Obiyo said.