The Anambra and Delta State will by tomorrow midnight shut down the popular River Niger bridge as a part of measure to combat the widespread of Coronavirus pandemic. A statement signed by the Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, the Secretary to State Government Anambra State and released to news men reads
This is to notify Ndi Anambra, motorists in the state, and those wishing to pass through Anambra state that the Government of Delta state has announced closure of all its land boundaries with effect from 6AM on Sunday, 29th of March 2020.
Motorists are advised not to travel through the Niger Bridge Head, Onitsha to avoid queuing and putting pressure on the bridge. Motorists will not be able to drive into Delta state as a result of the boundary closure order in place.
The government of Anambra state is also announcing the closure of Onitsha Head bridge, through Upper Iweka and Zik’s Mausoleum from midnight on Monday, 30th March, 2020 to discourage vehicles queuing up on the bridge.
The security agencies are hereby directed to enforce this.
Motorists should also note that the government of Enugu state has announced the closure of its land boundaries with effect from 6PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Only vehicles transporting food items and medicines will be allowed passage.
The government of Anambra state hereby reiterates its earlier directive for people to stay at home and observe strictly the coronavirus advisory and directives earlier issued.
Professor Solo Chukwulobelu
Secretary to the State Government
Sunday, 29th March, 2020.