Saturday, 11 April 2020

Work resumes in C'River as Ayade, issues new orders amidst Covid19 Pandemic

Ukorebi Esien

The Cross River State government has asked all civil servants  from level 10 and above under the state employ to resume work, beginning from Tuesday, 14th April, 2020.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the  Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity Mr. Christian Ita. 

The statement which listed fresh orders from the governor regarding the current Covid19 pandemic that is ravaging the world reads as follows: 

Our Ref: GO/PRESS/012/VOL.I/ 179   
                                               APRIL 11, 2020


The governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade has issued the following new orders:

1. All civil servants from Grade Level 10 and above are to resume work on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2. The no mask no movement policy is still in full force

3. All returning civil servants are to receive nose masks from the COVID-19 Response Task Force through their respective permanent secretaries

4. All nose masks to be used in the state must be locally made, with the place of origin clearly marked

5. The sale of masks made by the Cross River State Garment Factory is prohibited. Masks are to be distributed free of charge 

6. All entry and exit points (air, land and water) into the state hereby remain closed for a further two weeks

7. For any emergency evacuation by air, a certification by the national headquarters of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is required. Even so, the pilots are prohibited from stepping out of the aircraft 

8. Nobody is allowed in public places such as markets, shopping malls, sports arena, banks etc without the correct use of appropriate nose mask

9. Mass gatherings of all kinds such as worships, weddings, burials etc remain prohibited 

10. Defaulters will be prosecuted in accordance with the relevant provisions of  the Cross River State Epidemic and Pandemic  Law 2020

Christian Ita
Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor