COVID-19: Ondo Govt goes Spiritual, blocks Borders

……Ondo Declares 3-Day Fast.

The Ondo state government has ordered closure of its borders with neighbouring states to stop deadly coronavirus from spreading to the state.

In a Statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo said since all ondo state neighbouring states have recorded COVID-19.

Ojogo said, “having observed the trend in respect of COVID-19 and the pos­sibility of its unde­terminable spread, the Government of Ondo State has ordered the closure of its borders with the neig­hbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Ko­gi, Edo and Elefon, our coastal border with Ogun which in the recent past, has witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun.

“This order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6.­00 pm on Thursday, 2nd April, 2020. Secu­rity operatives as well as monitoring te­ams have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID­-19 incursion into Ondo State.

“To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed ca­se of COVID-19.

“This is an uncommon Grace Government and ind­eed, the people must not take for grante­d.

“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immea­surable Grace and co­ntinuous Favour, Gov­ernment hereby decla­res a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and the co­untry at large.

“Government therefore, urges the good peo­ple of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexora­ble in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic. May God sustain His Grace upon Ondo Stat­e,” Ojogo concluded.


Ondo State government, on Wednesday began the fumigation and desilting of all markets, motor parks and other strategic places across the state, as part of the efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had yesterday ordered the immediate fumigation of all the markets, motor parks and other strategic places across the state.

This is part of the proactive measures to checkmate the spread of the deadly Coronavirus into the state.

The fumigation and desilting is being carried out by the Committee on Sanitation and Traffic Rules, led by the Commissioner for Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene, Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju.

Materials deployed for the exercise include motorised spraying machines, chlorine, drums of ethanol, tankers and Hilux vehicles.

Adeyanju explained that the company handling the fumigation, ZL Global Alliance, has demonstrated competence and is doing a good job for the safety of the people of the state.

The Commissioner added that the fumigation exercise, which commenced from the popular motorpark on Ondo road and Adedeji markets (Oja Oba) along Oba Adesida road in the state capital, would continue at Ikare, Ondo, Ore, Igbokoda, Igbara-Oke, Owo and other parts of the state.

Other members of the committee present at the exercise are the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, Tobi Ogunleye, and the Group Managing Director of ZL Global Alliance, Dr Abiola Bashorun.

During the exercise, all gutters around the markets were also being desilted to further ensure that all the places are made clean and safe for human habitation.

It will be recalled that the markets had earlier been closed indefinitely as part of measures put in place by the state government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

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