The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. Salako- Oyedele has declared that the government would not spare anyone caught violating the lockdown rules of the government over the dreaded Corona virus pandemic.
She frowned at the poor level of compliance by some residents of Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state during the first day of lockdown as part of measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the State.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele who expressed dissatisfaction during an on the spot assessment to Ado Odo Ota and Yewa South Local Government Councils of the State, said food banks set up by the State Government were to assist the poor and the vulnerable to cushion the effect during the period of lockdown and for easy distribution of stimulus package to residents of the areas, said government would not spare anyone caught violating the lockdown rules.
“On the violators, I have met with Ota Area Commander on my way and let me reiterate that the law must be obeyed and nobody would be spared. We will also continue to engage our law enforcement agencies to make sure that they support us to be able to achieve our mission. I also call on individuals to self-police themselves” she stated.
The Deputy Governor added that though it might not be convinient for people to stay at home for long, she however urged residents to respect state government directives for their own good, noting that the community spread of the disease was increasing on a daily basis, hence anyone who had it and moved around others, was capable of infecting more people.
In her words, the Deputy Governor said ”some people still don’t understand that the relief packages are meant for the less privileged in our communities, they do not also understand that the distribution is not based on party affiliations, neither for voters nor everybody, but the relief packages are meant for those that would suffer untold hardship as a result of the lockdown. Government has also set up committees in each Local Government area that would identify the targeted citizens”.