Adamawa state governor Umaru Fintiri, has released the sum of twenty million naira, N20M, to Keke Napep Riders Association as palliative do cushion the effect of the 14 days stay-at-home ordered by the state government.
The 14 days lockdown imposed a ban on tricycle operators, also known as Keke Napep, the most popular means of transportation in the state.
The governor in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, Monday, commended the patriotism, and the ultimate sacrifice and understanding of the citizens of the State towards combating the ravaging Coronavirus Pandemic.
The governor in the statement said “Government also considered the critical transport sector especially the Keke-Napep Operators hit by the 14-day lockdown and released the sum of Twenty Million (N20,000,000.00) Naira to the association to cushion the impact.”
“The outpouring solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal” and this informed Government’s intervention through the provision of food items for distribution to the vulnerable across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.”
The statement states that the Governor, on behalf of the Adamawa State Covid-19 Containment Committee expressed the gratitude of the Government to all who responded by supporting the battle to flatten the curve.
He however appealed to all to ensure they adhere to basic practices of hand washing, social distancing and proper hygiene.