Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has again raised concern over the poor level of compliance with preventive guidelines for the pandemic Covid-19 in the state.
Abiodun, who expressed this concern in a press on Friday, announced that the partial lock down would be extended by another one week.
The Governor argued that the extension is necessitated by increasing number of confirmed cases in the state and poor level of compliance with laid down guidelines by residents.
“On the domestic front, many of our people are yet to fully appreciate that their welfare and well-being are their personal responsibilities. Many are still not complying with the precautionary measures and guidelines.
“In the last one week, the security agencies apprehended and charged before the Mobile Courts 224 violators of the lockdown and Presidential directive on curfew. Some motorists still carry more than the approved number of passengers whilst some people still move about in the public without use of the face masks.”
Abiodun also expressed his disappointment at the porosity of the state borders and the flouting of inter-state travel ban.
“Some people still flagrantly flout the Presidential ban on inter-State travel for non-essential services and the daily night curfew. For example, four people from Kotangora, Niger State, were intercepted right in front of the Governor’s Office, here at Abeokuta on Monday, this week.
“What is worrisome is how they managed to beat all the security barricades along the state borders and within the States that they passed through before getting into our dear State. Whilst we are battling with internal migration, the immigrants from outside the country through our international land borders have also not given up, despite the closure of international borders.
The governor disclosed that Nineteen (19) nationals from Togo and Ivory-Coast were intercepted after crossing into Ogun State, through illegal land border routes on Wednesday.
He said, “They are being quarantined at Idi-Iroko, pending repatriation back to their countries.”