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COVID-19: Akwa Ibom State Government Installs Cameras To Monitor Movement

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Governor of Akwa Ibom State has revealed that his administration has installed 3G cameras across the busy borders to effectively monitor movement into the state.

Governor Udom Emmanuel says the cameras have yielded results
Governor Udom Emmanuel says the cameras have yielded results

The Governor made the disclosure on Saturday evening during a live radio and television programme aired on Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC) in response to a question on what government was doing to check the recent relocation of Almajiris from the North to the Niger Delta region.

He said that the installation of the 3G cameras which are also reflected on the iPads and phones of stakeholders involved in the fight against the pandemic has been yielding results.

Governor Emmanuel allayed the fears of the people over widespread speculation in the state last week that a truck had brought in illegal individuals from the North into Eket Local Government.

He said:

There was a trailer that brought goats and cows to Eket Local Government Area and when we checked the trailer there were only thirteen occupants. And as soon as they offloaded the goats and cows, the thirteen passengers were moved back in the trailer and physically escorted out of Akwa Ibom State by security agents.

There is no inter state traveling across the country now, so people must obey that. So I want I want to reassure you that our people are well protected. If you go to our borders, like the Itu bridge, you will see a 3G camera installed there.

We also have cameras in all the busy borders like Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene. We don’t take pleasure in noise making. People have different styles of working. The fact that you don’t see me jump on heavy-duty vehicles does not mean we are not doing our best.

Trust us, we have secured our borders and I am happy that we are getting the results we want. So at this time maintain your faith, don’t fear.”

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