Coronavirus: Oyo Police to enforce Makinde’s directive on public gatherings


TRACKING____In compliance with a directive by the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde that all social gatherings in churches, mosques and night Clubs beyond 30 persons should cease in view of the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the State Police Command has promised to embark on routine visits and patrols in and around the state.

Making the disclosure was the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who in a statement said that the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, “reiterates that the threat of COVID-19 on the societal cohesion is real and therefore, wishes to appeal to all members of the public for all hands to be on deck and act in accordance with the directives, advice and the instruction of both the Police leadership i.e Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni and the political leadership in Oyo State i.e the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde.”

Fadeyi went on: “We are all aware of the seriousness of the current developments on all aspects of human endeavour, particularly the social-economic lifestyles of our people. Hence, the advice on the closure of certain economic, religious, social and educational institutions needs to be obeyed without waiting for an unnecessary use of force or promptings from any security agencies. This will engender the necessary harmony to be able to collectively face the impending pandemic of Coronavirus that is not a respecter of any individual, social status, office or homes.

“Consequently, the security agencies will be embarking on routine visits and patrols to check the level of compliance at all levels as advised. “We are all enjoined to co-operate with the government in our collective efforts to defeat the present Coronavirus outbreak in our environment.”

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