Kwara State government has arrested no fewer than 15 transporters in the early hours of Monday for violating the government’s directive and protocols to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Deputy Governor said no politician would be allowed to be part of the committee on the palliative measure, adding that the Emir of Shonga, Alhaji Haliru Yahaya, has been appointed the chairman of the committee. Also speaking, Head of the UBA bank in Kwara State, Mr Kazeem Salaudeen, said it was the financial institution’s way of supporting the government in the fight against the spread of the virus. The Deputy Governor, in his reaction, thanked the Bank for the gesture and promised that the money will be domiciled in the bank for accountability purposes. He also promised that the funds would be judiciously used to ensure that the state curtain and manage the situation very well.
Source: Nigerian Tribune March 30, 2020 19:18 UTC