Chairman, House of Reps Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Hon Segun Dokun Odebunmi has called for urgent concerted efforts on the part of Federal and Oyo State governments to prevent the spread of COVID 19 from Ejigbo (being an epic centre of the Disease) in Osun state to neighbouring communities specifically to Surulere and Ogo Oluwa Local Governments from Oyo-State, which share boundaries with Ejigbo.
Hon Odebunmi who is representing Surulere/Ogo Oluwa federal constituency in the House of Reps also called on Oyo and Federal government task force team on Coronavirus to deploy more medical personnel to the boundary communities to prevent further spread and importation of the virus into the state at large
“The state task force team lead by professor Alonge should as a matter of urgency swing into action by putting in place necessary facilities and strategy to prevent the spread of the virus from Osun to Oyo through Ejigbo and its environs”
Over twenty community in Surulere and Ogo Oluwa local governments in Oyo State are boundaries to Ejigbo which is being used to quarantine returnee from Abidjan by Osun state Government, and 9 index cases have been recorded while results of about 103 suspected cases are being awaited.
“The government should declare total lockdown of the area if not the entire Oyo state where the case is on the increase,” he said
While commending the governor of Oyo state Engineer Seyi Makinde and his Osun state counterpart for their efforts in combating the dreaded virus, Hon Odebunmi called on stakeholders to support the government efforts by sensitising and giving out to the needy at this point
“At my own level as a Federal Lawmaker, I have embarked on continuous sensitisation and distribution of hand sanitiser and other palliatives to my constituents,” he concluded”