An appeal has once again been made to the government at all levels to enforce the use of sanitizers, face masks and observe social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The appeal was made by the former chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, a Comrade Solomon Olugbemiga Ayoade, who retired as the Director Public Enlightenment and Mass Mobilization of the Oyo State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
He declared that transporters, religious centres, schools, social gatherings should be made to obey Covid-19 protocols with strict sanctions.
According to him, the transporters in particular should be made to comply with Covid-19 protocols as a result of their service in dealing with people of different backgrounds and exchange currencies from hand to hand, noting that vehicle seats need to be sanitized to prevent the spread of corona virus.
He maintained that the existence of corona virus is real and had been confirmed throughout the globe, hence, all hands must be on deck to ensure the reduction of the spread of Covid-19 if not totally eradicated to enchance productivity, economic growth in all spheres of life.
“The government, philanthropists, the riches and well to do in the society should expend their resources in curbing the spread of the disease instead of keeping them for elections and worldly affairs”.
He further called on members of the public to support Makinde-led administration in the betterment of Oyo state and in his struggle to make life bearable for all and sundries and to move the state forward.
Ayoade also enjoined journalists in the State to cooperate with Comrade Demola Babalola leadership in sanitizing the union and in his effort to promote peace, harmony and progress of the Union.
He commended the Oyo NUJ State Council for celebrating him on the account of his retirement from the civil service of Oyo State after his meritorious service, promised that though retired but not tired in serving both Oyo and national level of NUJ in any capacity