As the ravaging Corona Virus pandemic known as Covid-19 continues to spread across the country, Oba Oluwafemi Agunsoye, the Elegboro of Ijebu-Ijesa has appealed to citizens of the town, Ijesaland and Osun State to comply with various safety directives reeled out by the government and the Ministry of Health.
The Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa made this call as he moved round the ancient town of Ijebu-Jesa on foot to create awareness on the deadly disease ravaging the entire world. The monarch enjoined the people to imbibe basic personal hygiene like constant washing of hands with detergents and application of hand sanitisers.
The Elegboro further encouraged members of the community to maintain clean environment in and around their homes, shops and markets. He noted that this is a global phenomenon and everyone must take it with all the seriousness required.
According to the traditional ruler who is the President of Ijesa North Traditional Council, all hands must be on the deck to prevent further spread of the virus. “This is not a time to take anything for granted. We must all work towards containing further spread of the disease.”
Speaking further, Oba Agunsoye advised religious leaders to comply with the ban on public gatherings. In his words, “I appeal to our spiritual fathers to help create this awareness and admonish their members accordingly. It is not a time to prove spirituality, you need to be alive to be spiritual.
“For now, let us avoid public gatherings of any kind and maintain social distances as much as possible. As nations and governments continue to shut down, it is instructive for us minimise our visitations to only very important places. If possible, let us avoid travels for now.” He added.
The Elegboro noted that the weekly Oba-in-Council meetings at the palace has been suspended forthwith. The palace has equally been equipped with hand washing equipments and sanitisers to forestall the spread.
Furthermore, the monarch called on the members of the road transport unions and motorcycle operators to also abide by these rules as safety of lives is paramount.
Kabiyesi further prayed fervently for the town, the state and for persons affected globally.
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