By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
A legal practitioner, Barrister Eyitayo Jegede, (SAN) has made a passionate appeal to residents of Ondo State to obey the state government’s directive to stay at home, following the recording of an index case of CoronaVirus in the state.
He expressed this in a statement personally signed by him, made available on Sunday.
“Now that Ondo State has recorded an index case of the dreaded COVID-19, I again consider it imperative to reiterate that we all adhere strictly to the directive of the state government to stay at home.
“Again we must adhere to all precautionary measures outlined by healthcare professionals to enable us stay free from the disease while safely isolating ourselves at home away from crowded places. Apart from those rendering essential services, kindly stay at home and remain safe,” he said.
In the statement titled, ‘At a time like this’ he lamented the devastating effects the pandemic is having on the economy.
“Meanwhile, the devastating effect of COVID-19 on the global economy is no longer news. Also the stay-at-home directive by government both at the federal and state levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the hardship on the people who do not have the financial capacity to cope with long periods away from their daily means of survival,” he said.
He therefore, called for support to the less privileged so that they can survive the times.
“At a time like this, there is the need for individuals blessed by God and with something extra to spare in the state to come together and salvage the situation irrespective of our political affiliations.
“Those that will feel the effect of this sit at home order most are the aged, physically challenged, widows and widowers who are sole breadwinners of their families, artisans who are dependent on daily earnings.
“I appeal to the well-to-do in the society to help the needy at this time. This measure will be a way of showing good faith and affection to the people who have been asked to stay at home on safety grounds,” he admonished.
Barrister Jegede who is an aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Info State 2020 Gubernatorial Polls called on all to come together and show love to the people around us at this critical period.
“I equally call on the state government to immediately commence the distribution of relief materials to cushion the effects of the ongoing restriction order,” he concluded.I thank you all .