COVID-19: Ughelli North Council boss closes markets, warns against hike in food stuff

By Atevure Princess,

Executive chairman of Ughelli North local government area, Hon. Godwin Adode,

The Executive chairman of Ughelli North local government area, Hon. Godwin Adode, Monday morning announced a total lockdown of all markets and warned against hike in prices of food stuff.

The council boss made this announcement at the council Secretariat while addressing market women and traders on the important of food during this stay- at- home period to avoid further spread of the Coronavirus ravaging entire world.

According to him, there will be different food stuff centres within Ughelli metropolis and its environs to meet the immediate needs of the people at all times.

The council boss who named the centres as; Ekiugbo primary school,  Ogele primary school, Oharisi Primary School, Otovwodo Primary School and Afiesere primary school , warned that any market woman or trader  who want to take advantage of the stay – at – home order to increase the price of food stuff will face the wrought of the law .

While advising residents to maintain and obey the stay at home order, Adode commended the Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa for taking a proactive and preventive measures in curtailing the deadly disease that have ravaged the entire world.

While appealing for calm among residents of Ughelli north local government area, Adode said that it is only through collective efforts that the fight against the Coronavirus will be achieved.

The council boss who revealed that  taskforce comprises of Military, Police band other security agents has been put in place to ensure total compliance of the order and advised the market women and traders to adhere strictly to this order by selling at the normal price of food stuff to avoid any form of arrest or embarrassment.

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