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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) and a former member of the Home of Representatives, Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji, has mentioned it’s appalling that regardless of the laudable strides of the Osun State Authorities in combating the unfold of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Authorities has refused to help the state regardless of its meagre sources.

The Russia-trained medical physician, who holds a PhD in Immunology and Nuclear Drugs, mentioned the state authorities is doing effectively in containing the invasion of the illness by way of Ivory Coast, including that the second lockdown is critical if the battle will likely be gained.

“Osun State Authorities has been doing very effectively with out worry of contradiction as a result of Covid -19 is an enemy to all mankind and the way in which it got here, the speedy response and the way in which Osun State blocked the invasion from Ejigbo needs to be applauded.

I’m speaking now as a physician since 1973, who has a postgraduate diploma in Immunology. So I do know what I’m saying. I used to be the one who dealt with the cocoa poisonous waste for the Federal Authorities within the late 80s.

“We should thank God for the way in which Osun particularly dealt with the matter. What’s, nevertheless, appalling to me is that despite the invasion from Ivory Coast and regardless of the meltdown introduced by Covid 19, Osun State is left by itself by the Federal Authorities to be dealing with this factor with no help from any supply.

I believe that is unfair as a result of if it had not been effectively dealt with, the entire of the Southwest would have had an issue and if the Southwest has issues, then, Nigeria would have been affected.

 

“I believe that there needs to be some reprieve or lifeline to Osun to encourage them for the nice work in dealing with the Ejigbo concern. Osun will not be one of many oil producing states and for the federal government of Osun State to be doing what they’re doing with the meagre sources at their disposal, I believe they should be applauded,” he mentioned.

Dr. Oladimeji, who reiterated that his evaluation relies on goal evaluation, added: “I need to say this, I don’t belong to the ruling social gathering in Osun proper now, however Covid-19 will not be political, it doesn’t discriminate between PDP, APC or SDP, nor does it discriminate towards gender or standing.

So it’s a battle that all of us need to face and that’s the reason I’m saying the present authorities within the state is doing a very good job and they need to be hailed and supported.”

In keeping with him, whereas the federal government should be congratulated on its methodology and method to have reached the extent it has, it should not relaxation on its oars, or else the state will get overrun.

“That is why I believe the second lockdown initiative is nice as a result of it’s going to guarantee any contaminated particular person is clustered and it is going to be straightforward for the federal government to do contact tracing.

If the borders are open, you gained’t have this chance. Sure, it’s uncomfortable as a result of individuals are hungry and are usually not getting relieved. That is why I’m upset that we’re not getting help from the Federal Authorities in Osun state,” he mentioned.

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