By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan
Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded a total of Twenty-Two (22) illegally parked vehicles during it’s special night operations, to enforce compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan.
Addressing the team of officers before the operation, the Executive Chairman, OYRTMA, Mogaji (Dr.) Akin Fagbemi, who distributed protective tools to the officers such as hand gloves, portable sanitizers, nose masks and thermometers charged them to be professional in the exercise and respect fundamental human rights in the course of the operation.
In his words, “The Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee is made up of Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency and other security agencies and we have begun a special night monitoring and enforcement of Oyo state Government’s directives aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus disease which led to a directive of a dawn to dusk Curfew (7pm-6am) and suspension of inter-state transportation into and out of the state with effect from Sunday night (March 29 the, 2020) by the Executive Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
Governor Seyi Makinde also gave a directive that no public places or gathering should harbour above 10 persons that formed crowd of more than 10 persons at a time.
Dispersing cluster of persons that formed crowd of more than 10 at club houses, the special anti-COVID-19 squad gave sufficient information on the need for residents to comply with the state government’s directives on social distancing, regular washing of hands and other guidelines.
Club Houses the Enforcement team visited included Platinum, Awolowo Road; Hexagon, Samonda; Pleasure Summit, GRA; Crimola Hotel, Mokola; Latitude, Samonda; Mauve 21, Ring Road; Ventura, Sango and Shanty’s club among others across the state.
Likewise, the Oyo Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has deployed over 200 men and officers to join the COVID-19 Taskforce.