The Governor of Akwa Ibom State during a media chat with journalist today opened up on lifting the lockdown in the state, the Governor said that he is waiting to hear from other states in order to take action, also when the graph analysis show downward that is when the lockdown will end.
He said “On lock down, I will come back to announce very soon. We were waiting to also consult with other states because in situations like this, no state can work in isolation. Even the Federal Government is yet to speak to lifting the lock down.
“For Akwa Ibom State, once we have a trend analysis and the graph is showing downward, we will do a gradual reopening of the system based on the economic importance of those sectors.”
The Governor also speaks on the gift he received from Federal Government.
He said “We have received about 1800 bags of custom bound rice from the Federal Government. They are in the ware house. The rice had changed colour and we were not sure if they good for consumption. I have however sent it to the laboratory for testing. It is a gift and I’m very grateful, but at the moment, I cannot release such to my people”
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