*As Anambra, Delta hold talks to check movement on Niger Bridge
There seems to be fresh concerns for Nigerians as the total cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country surpasses 8, 000, with Lagos, Kano Abuja and other states contributing to the rising figures.
This is also coming even as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC confirms seven new death to the virus, bringing the total death to the virus in the country to 233.
However, among the 36 states in the federal republic, only Cross River and Kogi state is yet to record a single case of the pandemic.
While commenting on the development, the NCDC stated that, “On the 25th of May 2020, 229 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 8068 cases have been confirmed, 2311 cases have been discharged and 233 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 229 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos(90), Katsina(27), Imo(26), Kano(23), FCT(14), Plateau(12), Ogun(9), Delta(7), Borno(5), Rivers(5), Oyo(4), Gombe(3), Osun(2), Anambra(1), Bayelsa(1).”
Meanwhile, the Anambra and Delta Governments are currently holding talks to check the influx of people, seeking to cross the Niger Bridge in defiance of the presidential order restricting inter-state movements.
Mr C-Don Adinuba, Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, made the disclosure in an interview in Onitsha on Monday.
Adinuba was commenting on the barricade built on the bridge on the orders of Gov. Willie Obiano at the Asaba-end of the bridge.
The iron barricade was reportedly pulled down at the weekend by youths in Delta.
It was learnt that the development necessitated a meeting where the two governments resolved to jointly police the Niger Bridge to curtail movement of ‘strange persons.’
“Top officials of both Delta and Anambra State Governments have met thrice today and will meet again tomorrow or so.
“The meeting is to conclude arrangements on how to check the influx of people, who defy the presidential order restricting inter-state movements as part of the far-reaching measures to check the spread of COVID-19,” Adinuba said.
According to him, the meetings have been held in convivial and brotherly manner.
“Subsequent meetings will follow the same trajectory of peace and solidarity as each party is quite committed to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic,” Adinuba said