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Barricade At Onitsha Head Bridge: Officials From Delta, Anambra Dialogue

As part of COVID-19 response, top government officials from Anambra and Delta States on Tuesday met to strategize on the barricade of Onitsha bridgehead.

Recall that the government of Anambra state erected iron bars to inhibit passage of non-essential service providers.

Secretary to the government of Anambra state, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu and his Delta State counterpart, Mr Chiedu Ebie including Commissioners of police of both states, as well as task force teams from both states participated in the meeting.

At the end of the Physical meeting, the two states agreed on a number of measures including; processing points within both states, should be shifted backwards, the two states should stick to the definition of essential services provided by the presidency.

Other decisions reached are that the two states should swap personnels, among others.

Fredrick Whizer of Julius Berger Plc who was also part of the meeting said that the Federal Controller of Works had already written a letter expressing concern over the integrity of the bridge as a result of accumulation of heavy traffic on the bridge.

The two teams afterwards, jointly checked a few vehicles to ensure compliance.

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