Osun Obas support Oyetola’s measures to curb spread
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Traditional rulers in Osun State have thrown their weight behind the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola for taking proactive steps in curtailing the exponential spread of the dreaded Coronavirus disease in the state.
The monarchs also commended the prompt action of the state government, expressed satisfaction over the steps taken so far by the government to fight the scourge.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary General of the Osun Divisional Conference of Obas, the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Kayode Oyedotun and Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi respectively.
The monarchs lauded the state government for taking the bull by the horns even before the confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in the tate.
“All Obas in Osun central and Osun West areas of the state express strong support for the efforts of His Excellency, Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, the Executive covernor of the state on the total lockdown meant to curtail the further spread of the Corona virus in our dear state.
“It is painful that the scourge which is ravaging all countries of the world found its way into Nigeria and of recent to our state. The spread is no doubt a matter of concern to Obas who are the closest to our people.
“We salute the proactive steps taken by our Governor so far since the virus sneaked into Nigeria. We are satisfied with the steps so far taken by our governor as we urge him not to relent in his efforts,” the statement reads in part.
The traditional rulers also urged residents of Osun to continue to support the government by adhering strictly to government’s directives and guidelines set out to prevent the spread of the virus.
“We urge all our people not to panic; but obey government directives let’s wash our hands regularly or use hand sanitizers where availabl.; Maintain social distancing; learn to avoid touching our faces; cover our mouth with tissue paper while coughing or sneezing and stay safe at home. “With unity of purpose, we will win this war”, the statement added.