Independence: Gov Ayade cancels public celebration, says faculties stay closed

The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade has cancelled the annual parade and public celebration of Nigeria’s independence anniversary because the nation marks sixty years of nationhood.

This was introduced by the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita.

He stated the cancellation was on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to him, the State must keep away from neighborhood transmission that’s typically related to giant gatherings.

Regretting the event, he stated the Governor was extra involved about defending the folks from the pandemic than holding any public exercise in celebration of the independence anniversary.

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He urged Cross Riverians who could need to have a good time the day, to take action of their properties.

Those that could want to have a good time the day can accomplish that at their properties. I urge them to take action observing all of the COVID-19 protocols and different security measures as introduced by authorities,” he stated.

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On the resumption of faculties, the assertion maintained that it was the necessity to shield the folks of the State from the pandemic that knowledgeable the delay.

“Cross River State is following the medical procedures of Covid-19 protocols so as to not expose our youngsters to coronavirus.

“Authorities will solely announce a resumption date when it considers it protected for our kids to return to high school,” the assertion added.

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