The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lauded Governor Kayode Fayemi for the bold steps his administration has taken in the state to tackle the spread of coronavirus pandemic, currently ravaging the world over.
In a statement on Monday, the party, noted that even before the virus was detected in the state, the governor had taken proactive measures to curtail it.
The statement, signed by the party’s Director of Media and Publicity, Elder Sam Oluwalana, and made available to the media pointed out that visionary leaders act before evil days to save lives and preserve the health and well-being of the people.
Elder Oluwalana, who also doubles as the Senior Special Assistant, (Media) Party Matters to Governor Fayemi, also listed various pre-emptive measures put in place by the administration to include the prompt payment of March salary to civil servants, even when they had already started working from home and the setting up of a committee to take charge of the of the fight to curtail the spread of the dreaded virus.
He added that the restriction of people to their various homes, the ban on public congregation of more than 20 persons and the closure of all boundaries to the state have assisted in no small way to curtail the spread of the virus in the state.
The SSA said that the state is now fully prepared and equipped to treat any reported case of COVID-19 in the state, even as he urged the people to promptly alert the committee in charge of the fight against the virus, in case of anyone suspected to be showing symptoms of the dreaded disease .
Noting that as part of the efforts to confront the public health and economic challenges associated with the pandemic, the governor has further taken some decisions aimed to ensuring that the impact of the pandemic was mitigated, Oluwalana said, “Just last week, the governor set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state, including three former governors, to help mobilise resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, while the whole of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital metropolis and the state Teaching Hospital was disinfected by the state health officials on Sunday.”
The state APC further appealed to the people to adhere strictly to the various guidelines put in place by the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus in the state.