The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered the immediate shut down of Bola Komo, a popular club in the state.
1st News learned that the order by Akeredolu came as a result of complaints by residents who stated that the facility, located in front of a secondary school, had become a choice place for teenagers engaging in immoral acts as well as where hard drugs are freely taken.
According to the Governor, this decision was necessary after security agencies profiled it as a hot spot.
While disclosing that the closure of the club would be indefinite, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, in a statement on Wednesday, September 1, said anyone found around the facility does that at his or her own risk.
“It is pertinent to note that this order by Akeredolu comes on the heels of a painstaking monitoring and surveillance effort culminating in detailed profiling of the facility as a hot spot by security agencies,” Ojogo said.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been appointed by the World Health Organisation as the new Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence.
This was disclosed in a statement by WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Ihekweazu is expected to resume his role on the 1st of November.
Specifically, the WHO Chief’s statement reads, “I am pleased to welcome Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu as an Assistant Director-General for Health Emergency Intelligence from November 1, 2021.
“He will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally; including heading the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin.”
WHO added that the Nigerian, in addition to strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally; will also head the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin.
Further, the health organisation also stated that Ihekweazu is a trained infectious disease epidemiologist; with over 20 years of experience working in senior public health and leadership positions in several National Public Health Institutes; including the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases; the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency; and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute.