In the face of increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, Governors in the South West states namely Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo have agreed to close all entry points to the region.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Ondo State Governor who is also the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) after a virtual meeting of the forum.
According to the statement, the Governors have also made the wearing of face masks by those rendering essential service this period compulsory in all South-West states with effect from April 24, 2020 as a way of containing Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the Governors has agreed to dissolve the Board of Directors of ODUA Investment Limited with immediate effect and the Group Managing Director should take charge of the conglomerate affairs pending the constitution of a new Board.
Part of the statement reads: “That the entry points of our six States be closed forthwith to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. 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 minimize 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 24th April, 2020 in their respective States.”