The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, CP Imohimi Edgal has ordered renewal of passes issued to persons on essential duties during the lockdown period in the state.
In a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Fredrick Nnudam, the CP said it was observed that the passes issued to those on essential duties have been largely abused to the extent that the passes were photocopied and issued to all manner of persons thereby making it relatively difficult by the security agencies to identify the original copies of the pass.
In view of the development, the commissioner of police advised all categories of persons issued with passes by the State Government to submit same to the Secretary to the State Government or the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security before 12 noon of today, Tuesday, April 21 and obtain new ones as the old ones are no longer valid.
The Statement said all passes issued to Medical Personnel – Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses and other personnel remain valid, but such passes must, however, be accompanied with the holders’ identity cards otherwise they will not be honoured.
By Anthony Esin
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