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The Government Enugu State has announced Thursday, March 3, 2022, as the date for the swearing-in ceremony of the 17 newly elected council chairmen and their deputies into office.
The Eastern Updates reports that the council Chairmen were elected during the local government election which was held on February 23, 2022.
In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, explained that the swearing-in ceremony would take place at the Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu, at 10am.
In another development, the state government has banned forthwith the operation of tricycle (keke), commercial motorcycles (okada) and tipper-trucks in all communities in Nkanu East and Nkanu West local government areas of the state.
The state government also banned their operation in the following communities/neighbourhoods in Enugu South LGA: Amechi Uno, Amechi Awkunanaw, Amechi Uwani, Obeagu Main, Obeagu Uno, Centenary City/Obunagu, Obeagu, One Day, Gariki, Akwuke, Ugwuaji, Ndiagu Onunyo, Maryland and Ikiriki.
Prof. Ortuanya disclosed in a statement that the decision was sequel to an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House, ‘on the heels of the recent spike in insecurity in parts of the state and Executive Order No.1: 2022 dated 24th February, 2022.’
The Eastern Updates gathered that the ban was also extended to the neighbouring communities of Amechi Uno, Amechi Awkunanaw, Amechi Uwani, Obeagu Main, Obeagu Uno, Centenary City/Obunagu, Obeagu, One day, Garki, Akwuke, Ugwuaji, Ndiagu Onunyo, Maryland, and Ikiriki, all in Enugu South Local Government Area.
The ban has however been heavily criticised by many people living in the State who believe that the effects would be harsh on the common people in the State. It also believed that the crime rates in the affected councils could soar following the loss of means of livelihood by many tricycle operators in the State.
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