Cross River slams N300,000 fine on offenders

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has ordered seizure of vehicles whose passengers refuse to wear nose masks and defaulters are to pay N300,000 fine.

This followed the low compliance level with the no mask, no movement order in the state.

The governor in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, late Monday said security agents should henceforth impound any vehicle carrying passengers who are not wearing nose masks.

The governor also co-opted all appointees of government, with the exception of the expatriates, performing one function or the other at the Cross River State Garment Factory, into the COVID-19 task force.

Ayade also granted approval for an open ended order for supply of nose masks by tailors in the state to the garment factory to meet demands.

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