The All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Ekiti state has lauded Governor Kayode Fayemi for the bold steps his administration took to tackle the spread of the Corona virus pandemic, currently ravaging the world over.
The party, in a statement on Monday, noted that even before the virus was detected in the state, the governor has taken proactive measures to curtail it.
The statement, signed by the APC Director of Medua and Publicity, Elder Sam Oluwalana, pointed out that good Leaders act before evil days to save lives and preserve the health and well-being of the people.
Elder Oluwalana, who also doubles as the Senior Special Assistant, (Media) Part Matters to the governor, also listed various pre- emptive measures put in place by the administration to include the prompt payment of March salary to civil servants even when they had already started working from home and the setting up of a committee to take charge of the dreaded virus.
According to him, the restriction of people to their various homes, ban on public congregation of more than 20 persons and closure of all borders to the state, have assisted in no small way to curtail the spread of the virus in the state.
The Governor’s aide said the state is now fully prepared and equipped to treat, any reported case of Covid 19 in the state, urging the people to promptly alert the committee in charge in case of any suspected.
The party also appealed to the people to adhere strictly to the various guidelines put in place by the state government to curtail the spread of Covid 19 virus in the state.
“Just last week, the Governor set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state, including three former governors, to help mobilise resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, while the whole of Ado Metropolis and the state Teaching Hospital was disinfected by the state health officials on Sunday”, the state stated.