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Lockdown: Cleric worries over land borders porousity in Delta



A cleric, Bishop Ajakpoghene Okijenu, says porousity of land borders in Delta, may hindered effectiveness of measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Okijenu, who is the General Overseer, Praise God Revival Ministry, Warri, made the assertion at news conference on Wednesday in Warri.

The Delta Government had ordered the closure of its various land borders with effect from March 29 as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Okijenu said he had on Tuesday predicted that the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic would enter Delta.

He added that in less than 24 hours, the state recorded its first case of the pandemic.

“God woke me in the midnight of Monday that Coronavirus is about to enter Delta.

“I presented the message to the state government that all borders in the state should be properly closed.

“The porousity of the land borders is what brought the vision midnight of April 6, 2020 that government should close the land borders properly.

“God will take control now that it has entered the state. The virus has come to kill and destroy.

“Therefore, people should be careful, no handshake, embracing or kissing,” he said.

Okijenu, however, advised people not to panic, assuring them that the state would soon be freed of the pandemic.

It would be recalled that Delta recorded one case on April 7 as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta

had consequently in a state broadcast, addressed the people on the development.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Olagoke Olatoye