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ONDO GOVERNMENT SET TO ENFORCE PRECAUTIONARY RESTRICTIONS ON CORONA VIRUS
  • Mar 26, 2020

The Ondo State Government is set to enforce and ensure compliance to restrictions and rules, laid down to prevent outbreak of corona virus in the State.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro made this known at the meeting of the Inter ministarial Committee to update members on latest developments.

Dr Adegbenro said with the current trend in the country and the fact that almost all neighboring states now have confirmed cases, is a cause for concern and a call for enforcement of laid down rules and regulations to forestall it’s outbreak in the state.

He said it is not business as usual as the government has directed it’s Special Task Force and Security Agencies in the state to ensure and enforce compliance where people are defiant.

The Health Commissioner highlighted constant hand washing as a very effective antidote to forestall the outbreak, while directing all offices,both public and private, to provide Wash Stations and alcohol based Hand Sanitizers in their establishment.

He added that the government has closed down all schools in the state and no gathering for lesson during this period is allowed.

Dr Adegbenro further added that government has banned all social, political and religious gatherings as well restrict interstate traveling.

He also said those on grade levels 1-12 have been asked to stay at home, Markets also closed down, only those selling food,water and medicals allowed to open.

The Commissioner disclosed that the government is working hard to put screening centers in the three senatorial districts as a proactive measure.

He appreciated Pressmen and the Media for doing a good job in the area of sensitisation while appealing for more in the interest all.

The Health Commissioner said the Governor has directed all members of his Exco.to go to their constituency to sensitise them on the challenge ahead and the reason they have to cooperate with the government so they can save themselves and others.

He added that the Governor’s Special Task force and all Security Agencies in the State have all been saddled with enforcing laid down rules to forestall the outbreak of the deadly virus in the state.

The Chairman of the Governor’s Special Taskforce, Dr Doyin Odebowale lamented the non compliance of over 40% of religious groups to the rules laid down by government but promised that leaders of such groups will be decisively dealt with.

He recalled that some schools disobeyed and owners of such schools have been appropriately sanctioned while promising that the Task Force will leave no stone unturned to ensure there is no outbreak of Corona Virus in the State.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo said the country is currently in a war situation and people’s rights may be trampled upon in the cause of safeguarding the lives and health of all.

Buttressing the need for residents of the state to join hands with the government and obey all laid down rules, a Professor of Virology at the University of Medical Sciences, Prof. Michael Odimayo said the World is in a critical situation, where even the world’s developed nations are groaning under the corona virus burden, hence no sacrifice should be too much to make, to forestall it’s outbreak in the state.

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Coronavirus: Obaseki goes into self-isolation, sends in samples for testing
  • Mar 26, 2020

Following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.

Osagie said, “The governor has gone into self-isolation after the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus.

“The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari.”

He said although the governor is not showing any symptoms of the virus, he has taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.

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COVID-19: Ondo directs immediate closure of markets
  • Mar 26, 2020

*Cancels courtesy calls, visits to the Governor’s Office

Following the decisions of the Ondo State Executive Council meeting of Monday, 23rd March, 2020, to stem the tide of the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has ordered the immediate closure of all markets, malls and shops across the State with effect from today, March 24th, 2020.

Under this fresh directive which is for a period of 7 days in the first instance, only the sale of life-saving and sustaining items like food, water and medicines shall be allowed.

Similarly, Governor Akeredolu reiterates that the suspension of political gatherings and meetings is still in force. In this regard, any form of open campaign for the forthcoming Local Government Election in the State should be discontinued for the meantime.

And in furtherance of his resolve to deepen efforts under the present circumstances, Governor Akeredolu has equally directed the immediate cancellation of all official engagements. This directive includes courtesy calls and other engagements already approved and scheduled prior to this time; and shall suffice for a period of 14 days in the first instance.

The Governor seeks the co-operation and understanding of all residents in the State as he works assiduously to keep the State safe from COVID-19.

Donald Ojogo
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation

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Gov Akeredolu inspects Akure Airports facilities upgrade
  • Mar 26, 2020

In furtherance of his untiring drive to ensure that the Akure Airport attain its status as an international cargo Airport and to successfully drive the state’s economy, the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, was, today Tuesday, March 24, 2020, conducted round the various ongoing projects within the airport.

The various ongoing projects include a new Control Tower with Instrument Landing System (ILS), which is meant to enhance landing of aircraft irrespective of the weather conditions.

According to the Airport Airspace Manager, Engineer Adebayo Ogunleye, who conducted the Governor round the facility, the airport is being kitted with a Doppler Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range, DVOR, which is a navigation aid essential to the gathering of required information for identifying, to and fro movements and bearing.

Engineer Ogunleye added that by the time the projects, which are at varying degrees of completion, are commissioned for use, the envisioned capacity of the airport of being an international cargo airport would be realised with ease.

Also speaking, the Airport Manager, Mrs Joke Olatunji appreciated the governor for attracting large patronage to the Akure Airport which have scaled up its volume of activities

While appreciating the proposed digging of trenches round the airport, she called for adequate lighting and security cover for all installations at the airport.

In his response, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu expressed happiness that the decision of his administration to draw attentions to the Akure Airport by building routes and making them profitable for airline operators have turned out to be a wise decision.
He recalled that at the inception of his administration, the Akure Airport was virtually in the dark with little or no activity to justify its existence.

Arakunrin Akeredolu said through concerted efforts, Airpeace was encouraged to come up with the Lagos -Akure route, while Overland reactivated its Abuja-Akure route.

“Though we were subsidising the Lagos-Akure route for Airpeace; today we longer do that because the route is now commercially viable. In fact Airpeace is also now on Akure-Abuja route. All these are to the advantage of our people, visitors and investors to the state”, the governor said.

Governor Akeredolu assured that the degree of collaboration of his administration with all authorities and stakeholders in the aviation industry in Nigeria will not diminish in view of the desire to ensure that the Akure Airport achieves its true status of an International Cargo Airport.

On securing the airport, the governor promised to enlist the interest of the Police, while the already stoned-based roads to the glide scope of the DVRO would be alsphated by the State Ministry of Works.

While appreciating the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA and particularly its Managing Director, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, for reshaping the fortune of the Akure Airport, Governor Akeredolu said he would endeavour to follow up on the completion of the Airport Terminal Building.

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Gov Akeredolu inspects Akure Airports facilities upgrade
  • Mar 26, 2020

In furtherance of his untiring drive to ensure that the Akure Airport attain its status as an international cargo Airport and to successfully drive the state’s economy, the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, was, today Tuesday, March 24, 2020, conducted round the various ongoing projects within the airport.

The various ongoing projects include a new Control Tower with Instrument Landing System (ILS), which is meant to enhance landing of aircraft irrespective of the weather conditions.

According to the Airport Airspace Manager, Engineer Adebayo Ogunleye, who conducted the Governor round the facility, the airport is being kitted with a Doppler Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range, DVOR, which is a navigation aid essential to the gathering of required information for identifying, to and fro movements and bearing.

Engineer Ogunleye added that by the time the projects, which are at varying degrees of completion, are commissioned for use, the envisioned capacity of the airport of being an international cargo airport would be realised with ease.

Also speaking, the Airport Manager, Mrs Joke Olatunji appreciated the governor for attracting large patronage to the Akure Airport which have scaled up its volume of activities

While appreciating the proposed digging of trenches round the airport, she called for adequate lighting and security cover for all installations at the airport.

In his response, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu expressed happiness that the decision of his administration to draw attentions to the Akure Airport by building routes and making them profitable for airline operators have turned out to be a wise decision.
He recalled that at the inception of his administration, the Akure Airport was virtually in the dark with little or no activity to justify its existence.

Arakunrin Akeredolu said through concerted efforts, Airpeace was encouraged to come up with the Lagos -Akure route, while Overland reactivated its Abuja-Akure route.

“Though we were subsidising the Lagos-Akure route for Airpeace; today we longer do that because the route is now commercially viable. In fact Airpeace is also now on Akure-Abuja route. All these are to the advantage of our people, visitors and investors to the state”, the governor said.

Governor Akeredolu assured that the degree of collaboration of his administration with all authorities and stakeholders in the aviation industry in Nigeria will not diminish in view of the desire to ensure that the Akure Airport achieves its true status of an International Cargo Airport.

On securing the airport, the governor promised to enlist the interest of the Police, while the already stoned-based roads to the glide scope of the DVRO would be alsphated by the State Ministry of Works.

While appreciating the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA and particularly its Managing Director, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, for reshaping the fortune of the Akure Airport, Governor Akeredolu said he would endeavour to follow up on the completion of the Airport Terminal Building.

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Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital.

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