As part of measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic; governors of the six South-West states of Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo; have resolved to make the wearing of nose masks compulsory in public from Friday, April 24, 2020.
Indeed, the governors, who also took further steps to jointly tackle the COVID-19 pandemic; agreed on closure of all entry points into their respective states.
These were part of decisions reached at a virtual meeting held on Thursday, April 16 by the six governors.
Equally important, the decisions were announced in a statement personally issued on Friday in Akure by Ondo State governor; Rotimi Akeredolu who doubles as the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum.
“The South West Governors at its virtual meeting held on Thursday, April 16, resolved as follows; that the state governors agreed that people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items; in particular traders and market men/women, should endeavour to wear nose masks while outside plying their trade; to minimise the spread of the deadly virus.
“The governors further agreed that wearing of nose masks will be made compulsory for everybody coming out of their homes; effective from Friday April 24 in their respective states.
“That the entry points of our six states be closed forthwith to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.
In addition, the governors have dissolved the Board of Directors of O’dua Investment Limited.
Also, the governors, who mandated the Group Managing Director of the company to take charge of the business venture; which was bequeathed to the states by the old Western Region, said the dissolution was with immediate effect.
“That as Owner State Governors, we dissolve the Board of Directors of ODUA Investment Limited with immediate effect. The Group Managing Director should take charge of the conglomerate affairs pending the constitution of a new board.’’