By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, yesterday debunked reports that he has gone on self-isolation.
Akeredolu put the rumour to rest when he jointly addressed journalists alongside the state Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie on the enforcement order of shutting down of shops, public gatherings and market.
The Governor said, he would not have come out if he were on self-isolation.
He said the meeting with the Commissioner of Police was to ensure strict compliance with the closure of markets and other directives he issued as ways of curbing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CP Adie, while speaking said that it had been observed that shop owners with non-essential items opened their shops contrary to the directives of the state government towards curbing spread of the coronavirus.
The Commissioner of Police, however, said the command was fully prepared to roll out its personnel day and night to ensure that social centres like night clubs and drinking bars did not operate.
He said, “It has been resolved that announcement should be made for the good people of Ondo state to observe the rule that has been rolled out by the state government to ensure the healthy and safety of the people of this state.
“The command is fully prepare to move out its personnel day and night to make sure that social centres don’t operate. Also shops that are not selling essential items don’t open it is not going to be forever.
“People should reduce their movement about, they should not go to the markets to buy things that are not essentials and therefore the decision that has been taken is that only people selling essential items like food items, medicine and water should allow to open. Even the sellers should ensure that crowds don’t gather.
“The citizens themselves are advised to always observe and make sure that any food vendor or pharmacy should not have more than five people at once. Life will soon return to normal”.
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