Gov. Fayemi awards Father for adherent to Covid-19 self isolation of Son.

Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi has hailed a retired official  of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Femi Adeoye, for denying his son, who just arrived from Lagos, access to the house without confirming his COVID-19 status.Dr. Fayemi, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by Information Commissioner Muyiwa Olumilua said Adeoye’s actions epitomised the core Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which placed greater premium on the collective good of the society above personal interest.The governor urged residents to emulate the patriotic zeal of the retired officer and report any out-of-state traveler, who sneaks into their neighbourhood.This, he, said would help to prevent the likely health hazard that such returnees portend for the larger society.The statement reads: ”The attention of the Ekiti State Covid-19 Task Force has been drawn to a video clip in circulation where a man refused to allow his son, who just returned from a trip outside the state, into his house until he had been isolated for 14 days as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocol for preventing community spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.

“Following the encounter, the young man has been in custody of the state for the past four days, and has since been take to one of the designated quarantine centres, where he would be for 14 days, in line with laid down procedure that dictates that anyone who sneaks into the state, would be quarantined four fourteen (14) days, at their own cost. His samples will also be taken for testing in order to ensure he has not been infected in the course of his travels to high incidence areas of the country.

“We implore members of the public to emulate the patriotic zeal of Mr Adeoye, and promptly report to the Ekiti State COVID-19 Taskforce, any out-of-state traveller who sneaks into their neighbourhood, or places of abode. This is to safeguard against the likely health hazard that such returnees portend for the larger society.”

Olabisi Omolara

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