The Government of Anambra State has debunked reports making the rounds on social media purporting that the state government used concrete and cement to block the boundary between Anambra and Delta state.
In a Press Statement issued by Okoro C. Benedict, Personal Assistant to the Honourable Commissioner for Transport, the state said, “The attention of the Ministry of Transport, Anambra State has been drawn to a piece of misleading and mischievous information contained in the picture, currently trending on the social media and other online platforms”.
“The purveyors of the falsehood in their haste to misinform the public, and discredit the administration of Governor Willie Obiano claim that the Anambra State Government has used concrete slabs as setbacks to prevent movement to and from the state”.
According to the statement, the prompted false information, led the Honorable Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christain C. Madubuko and his team to visit Onitsha Bridgehead on Saturday May 23, 2020.
It further reads that during the visit, it was discovered that the viral picture was not only the figment of the corrupt imagination of the creators, but also that vehicles bearing essential commodities as well as persons on special assignments are enjoying unfettered access.
However, It is pertinent to note that the two pedestrian walkways at the bridgehead had to be barricaded to ensure the proper identification by the security personnel.
The Ministry of Transport therefore enjoin the general public to discountenance the pernicious falsehood and continue to observe necessary protocols aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus.
“Fifth columnists should not be allowed to distract the State and Federal Governments as they work with experts to protect the lives of Nigerians”, it added.