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By: Ade Adeleke
….as Akeredolu denies Self Isolation.
Following a rumour that the Ondo state Chief Executive might have gone on self Isolation, the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu this evening appeared in the public with the Commissioner of Police in Ondo state, Mr Andie Undie to send tough warning to those violating the government’s directives on the closure of markets as a result of the ravaging coronavirus disease.
Social media and online media platforms were flooded with the report that Akeredolu was among 16 APC governors who met with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari when the party’s leadership crisis was settled at the Aso Rock villa, Abuja last week.
Kyari was yesterday tested positive to coronavirus disease while APC governors like Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and Godwin Obaseki have gone on self Isolation today.
However, when he was asked by journalists on his rumoured self Isolation, Akeredolu smiled and jokingly responded that “if I am on self Isolation, will I be here to address you.”
At the press briefing were the Secretary to the State Government, Sunday Abegunde; Head of Service, Dare Aragbaiye; the State Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo; the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Olugbenga Ale and SA on Health matters, Dr Jibayo.
On the enforcement of the market closure order, the governor was briefed by the Commissioner of Police who expressed the readiness of the command to enforce the coronavirus orders that affect markets, beer parlours, joint/night clubs and other gatherings with more than 50 people.
Undie vowed that henceforth anybody who is not selling medicine or food items and water would be arrested at markets while those operating beer parlours, joints and night clubs would not be spared in the clampdown.