In its determined effort to stop the spread of the novel corona virus in the State, the Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 has activated emergency Operating Centres (EOCs) in the State.
The Task Force headed by the State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde also on Sunday named Dr. Taiwo Ladipo of the Ministry of Health as the Incident Manager in charge of the Operating Centres.
In addition, a five-member committee of experts has been approved to act as sub-committee for the EOCs.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed the above as some of the decisions reached at the second meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, on Sunday.
The statement also quoted the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello, as affirming the release of two dedicated lines to coordinate COVID-19 related emergencies.
The numbers are: 08095394000 and 08095863000.
The statement also confirmed that Dr. Bello, in a brief submitted to the Task Force indicated that the EOCs started 24-hour operations on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
According to Dr. Bello, the State Surveillance Team is directly following up the suspected corona virus case in the state.
The suspect was said to have recently arrived Oluyole, Ibadan, from the United States of America.
“It must be noted that she arrived in Nigeria on the 8th of March and today 22nd of March is her 14th day post arrival, which has thus completed the isolation period,” the statement read.
The statement re-emphasised the need for the people of Oyo State to observe standard procedures of engagement at this time by maintaining social distance, regular hand washing and use of sanitisers.
The statement further read: “We also encourage Nigerians returning from COVID-19 affected countries to maintain the globally accepted protocol by self-isolating for 14 days and reporting any untoward conditions to the State medical personnel.
“Let us also use this opportunity to reaffirm that all schools are to remain closed till after the Easter holidays and until the State re-evaluates the situation on ground.”
BREAKING!: Lagos Airport Hotel on fire
Another fire outbreak has been confirmed in Lagos at the popular Lagos Airport Hotel.
The incident happened on Thursday evening.
Firefighters and other emergency responders are battling with putting off the inferno as at the time of filing this report.
COVID-19: We Will Deal With Officers Violating IG Orders
The Oyo state Police headquarters PPRO, SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga made this known in a telephone chat with our correspondent said “Our men had been thoroughly warned and lectured, their deployment is not based to go and extort, they are to carry out their lawful duties and make sure they enforce and at the same time secure the lives and properties of the people”.
S.P Olugbenga also warned that any Officer doing otherwise is doing that at his own peril. Violators of Inspector General of Police orders will be seriously dealt with in line with police regulations.
We check officers by using a mechanism of routine check, where senior officers go round to see what the officers are doing and also see to the level of public compliance. Though encouraging, but still have some recalcitrants.
Members of the public are advised to call our control room members been circulated in the public to complain any grievances.
In his view, Oyo state police command has been carrying out sensitization programmes to educate the public on the need to obey government directives and maintain law and order.
“Please stay at home, only people on essential duty are expected to be out”.
According to the directives of the IG, we are not ready to retain people unnecessarily but we do arrest on Important purposes.
He however enjoined the public to report officers violating them with a promise to take proper action but plead the public to obey the rules and regulations put in place to collectively win the war against Coronavirus pandemic.
He assured that Nigeria Police in collaboration with other security agencies are working hard to ensure a peaceful society.
BREAKING! Accountant-General of the Federation’s office on fire
Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation on Wednesday was gutted with fire.
The Root Media gathered that the building, also known as “Treasury House” is located beside the Federal Capital Territory FCT Police Command in Garki, Abuja.
It was gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the Accountant General’s office and most of the important offices.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers are currently at home observing.
However, a combined team of men of the Federal and FCT Fire Services, as well as other security operatives, have to a large extent contained the fire.