ENTRY into Timber Dealers Association base in Agboedo, Nnewi, is no longer possible without one wearing face mask, moving with small plastic sanitiser and provision of hand washing buckets at all entry points in the timber lines.
Chairman of the market association, Paul Chukwunonso Nnetu, said from their location in Nnewi that all the preventive measures were kept to maintain the order government of the state has issued on COVID-19.
Chief Nnetu said that their members have continued to enjoy the light supply of the installed 50KV generator in order to avoid usage of ill maintained small generators that can cause fire inferno.
He said that their major problem was the entry point into the timber trade site which jerks the vehicles with timber logs from some states like Delta and Western states , and has pulled down the timber loaded vehicles; hence, most of them stop at Onitsha and make them pay dearly to manageably bring them back to Nnewi.
He expressed joy that the governor has been encouraging the youths in training and empowerment to make them self-reliant. He was of the opinion that youths and jobless people should be encouraged so that they can think less about crime.