The Governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun has lamented that he is aware of the discomfort, inconveniences and deprivations the lockdown in the state have caused in the livelihood of many residents.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the Governor urged the residents of the state to see the lockdown as price they will pay to stay alive beyond the COVID-19 period.
He maintained that he was constrained to take the decision to ensure gradual ease of the lockdown .
Abiodun said this while addressing newsmen at his office ,Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
PLATFORM TIMES also reports that the Governor noted that his decision to continue the eased lockdown of State for another one week which will commence on Monday, 25th May and last till Sunday, May 31st, was hinged on the report of flagrant disobedience to the order of the Governments.
He added, “I am not unaware of the great discomfort, inconveniences and even deprivations the lockdown, even with the ease and windows of relaxation, have foisted on us all. But the measures to combat COVID- 19, as unpleasant as they are, are the price we all need to pay to stay alive, beyond this period. These trials shall pass.
“The unpleasant truth is that only those who are alive can pursue their dreams or economic activities. Therefore, I wish to enjoin all citizens and residents of Ogun State to observe all the announced measures so that together we can prevent the continued transmission of COVID-19 and flatten the curve in Ogun State, and by extension, the whole country.
“At this point, I must also continue to commend all our State healthcare workers and other frontline officers; and all the various security agencies and journalists for their continued vigilance, devotion, resilience and patriotism.
“You have continued to put your lives on the line to protect the rest of us. We appreciate you and we pray that God will continue to protect you in the line of duty to humanity.
“I must also appreciate the various individuals and organisations that have continued to partner and support us in managing the pandemic and mitigating the effect on our citizens. By these kind gestures, you have all continued to strengthen our will and give deep assurances for the successful implementation of our “Building our Future Together” Agenda.”