I have been directed by HE the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel to announce the immediate shutdown of all livestock markets in state for the rest of May 2020.
By this announcement, no new consignment of livestock – goats, cows and rams, will be allowed into the state until further notice. Livestock sellers are advised to sell off their stock and proceed to shutdown.
Security agencies have been directed to monitor and ensure full compliance. Defaulters will be prosecuted.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem
Secretary to the State Government
/Chairman COVID-19 Management Committee
Akwa Ibom State
May 11, 2020