From Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi has hailed a retired official of the Federal Street Security Corps, Mr. Femi Adeoye, for denying his son, who simply arrived from Lagos, entry to the home with out confirming his COVID-19 standing.
Dr. Fayemi, in an announcement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by Info Commissioner Muyiwa Olumilua stated Adeoye’s actions epitomised the core Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which positioned higher premium on the collective good of the society above private curiosity.
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, stated would assist to stop the doubtless well being hazard that such returnees portend for the bigger society.
The assertion reads: ”The eye of the Ekiti State Covid-19 Activity Drive has been drawn to a video clip in circulation the place a person refused to permit his son, who simply returned from a visit outdoors the state, into his home till he had been remoted for 14 days as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) protocol for stopping group unfold of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
“The duty drive commends Mr. Femi Adeoye, for refusing to cover-up his son’s journey historical past and for denying him entry into the home with out confirming his COVID-19 standing.
“Mr Adeoye epitomises the Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which locations higher premium on the collective good of the society above private and emotional issues. That is the core of the values orientation coverage of the Fayemi-led administration.”
“We additionally take into account it obligatory to tell members of the general public that the video was recorded about 4 days in the past, by one of many safety males hooked up to the Fajuyi Pavilion, the place the Enforcement Taskforce makes use of as its base for coordination of each day operations.
Nevertheless, Fayemi has ordered the rapid suspension of one among his aides recognized as Sola Durodola who reportedly shot the video the place he was making mockery of the retired FRSC officer.
Within the video obtained by our correspondent, Durodola who’s neither an well being official nor medical physician authoritatively licensed the suspect as freed from covid-19, which was in opposition to the directives of the WHO.
The assertion gathered, that the safety man who recorded the encounter is neither a well being employee, nor
certified or approved to find out the well being standing of the younger man. So, none of his actions or misstatements replicate the capability or preparedness of the State Taskforce to fight the COVID-19 virus.
” The officer in query has been suspended pending additional investigations, for performing outdoors the jurisdiction of his scope of authority.
“Following the encounter, the younger man has been within the custody of the State for the previous four days, and has since been taken to one of many designated quarantine centres, the place he could be for 14 days, in keeping with laid down process that dictates that anybody who sneaks into the State, could be quarantined for fourteen (14) days, at their very own value.
His samples can even be taken for testing to be able to guarantee he has not been contaminated in the middle of his travels to excessive incidence areas of the nation.