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Covid-19: Anambra communities still hold social gatherings despite ban, Obiano frowns

Despite the ban on all social actions, together with weddings, conventional marriages, burials, clubbing and others, some communities in Anambra state still hold such gatherings.

DAILY POST gathered that the flaunting of the order within the communities has angered Governor Willie Obiano who has vowed to cope with the leaders of the group in the event that they didn’t trigger their topics to heed his order.

A memo which was despatched to all of the president-general of the communities in Anambra, which was obtained by DAILY POST’s reporter confirmed that the governor expressed dismay on the actions of the individuals within the affected communities.

The Memo was signed on behalf of Commissioner, Ministry of Local Govt Chieftaincy and Affairs, by Greg Obi by Henry Nwasike, the PRO of the ministry.

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It reads, “Dear President-General, please, I’m directed to tell you that His Excellency, Gov Willie Obiano has expressed dismay that almost all communities, despite steady consciousness, will not be finishing up the State Govt’s directive on measures put in place to stop the COVID-19 in our expensive state.

“The Governor noted that people in most Communities still engage in social events, funerals, weddings etc and other gatherings numbering above thirty persons. To this end, the state Govt will hold the President-General accountable in any community where this directive is abused, and appropriate sanctions may be applied where applicable. Let’s help ourselves to stay alive and safe.”


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