Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday, as expressed concerns over report that many has been compromising the enforcement of the ban on interstate travel.
The Governor who raised this alarm on Friday, while addressing journalists at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State also threatened to deal decisively with those smuggling people in and outside of the state in disregard of the interstate border closure.
“Let me state unequivocally that we will not tolerate any further breach on the ban of inter-state travel. Anybody found culpable will be treated for committing a crime against Ogun State and visited with the full weight of the law.”
“Reports reaching us have shown that many of our people are showing utter disregard for the precautionary guidelines, international best practices and safety measures rolled out, especially, during the window of relaxation of the lockdown. We have heard and seen the havoc that COVID-19 continues to wreak on other lands. Let us learn from these experiences.”
Speaking on the extension of the Lockdown by one week, the Governor noted that the extension is very essential to curb the spread of the virus, adding that the relaxation on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, would remain.
“Now, to preserve the lives of our people, we are persuaded to extend the current modified lockdown, which has been slightly eased, for another one week alongside the current guidelines. This will be reviewed, as usual, on a weekly basis, ” he said.