Public flogging is a compliance measure adopted Ebonyi state government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Governor David Umahi gave the directive to the task force and security agents in Ebonyi state.
He made this known while addressing a meeting of stakeholders on Wednesday at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital. He disclosed that officials have been directed to beat residents coming out of their houses without wearing face masks.
“Let me warn again that no face mask in Ebonyi State, no public movement.
“If you don’t have a face mask and you are out, I am directing the local government chairmen to use their men to inflict the minimum compliance which is the cane – the cane.
“No face mask, you will attract cane, it doesn’t matter who you are. If you are a big man and you are coming outside and you do not have a face mask, you will face trouble and the law is very clear about that,” he stressed.
Ebonyi state is one of the states in Nigeria without any index case, and yet the state government is being proactive with stringent measures to ensure no index case is recorded in Ebonyi State