The Chairman Joint Technical Task Team, JTTT, and the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, AbduRahman Ahmad has charged the security agencies at the border areas in the state to adhere strictly to the protocol on the easy and smooth movement of food, agro products and machinery as directed by the Federal government in fight against Covid 19 pandemic.
Addressing the combined team of security agencies Wednesday, at Enugu/Benue and Enugu/Ebonyi borders, the Commissioner represented by DCP Ahmed Garba who led the task team set by the Federal government to oversee and implement the free movement of agriculture goods in the country, warned that anyone found to bridge the movement of such essential agro goods especially during the planting season shall be sanctioned according to the law.
According to him, “People need food even as Covid 19 pandemic is scourging, farmers are supposed to access seeds for planting, so if these things are not properly done then Nigeria may face a worse pandemic such as lack of food”.
“Therefore, you security agencies should ensure that there should be no delay of these essential products as we have enumerated so as not cause yourselves undue embarrassment of reprimand that will come consequently”.
The Joint Technical Task Team, JTTT, on the free movement of Agro products and equipment Enugu State commenced monitoring of the state borders to implement through sensitization and on the ground assessment of free flow of agricultural and allied products within the state.
The combined team of security agencies met on the ground include the Mobile Police, the regular police, Civil Defence and local vigilantes.