Kaduna State Government has directed the removal of roadblocks at the various boundaries of the state, just as it ordered relevant agencies to dismantle and relocate the barricades that enforced the ban on interstate travel.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye on Monday evening, the government also said that ‘’boundary patrols undertaken by state government officials as part of the quarantine regulations have also stopped forthwith.’’
According to Adekeye, ‘’clearly, the prohibition of interstate travel by the Federal Government as part of Covid-19 containment efforts has largely been observed in the breach by the people charged with enforcing it,’’ he lamented
The statement said that ‘’these decisions are based on the recommendation of the State Taskforce on Covid-19 following a review of the situation the state boundaries, as the state emerges from partial lockdown.’’
The state government has received reports of persistent extortion of vehicles conveying essential goods by some security officials, thus complicating an already challenging period,’’ he added.