By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has urged Ekiti citizens not to panic over the news that he has gone into self-isolation due to the Coronavirus disease.
Fayemi said he took the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
The governor said the action became imperative having gone in contact with those suspected to be having cases of covid-19.
Fayemi on Tuesday broke the news on his tweeter handle that he had self-isolated, following startling and shocking revelation that some top presidential aides and his colleague governors,had tested positive to the disease.
Fayemi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said: “No cause for alarm, I just took this step as a normal precautionary measures”.
Fayemi added further : “with the circumstance will find ourselves today, every citizen must engage in personal hygiene and take actions that can help us overcome this challenge and that exactly I have done.
“I had had gone in contact with those having suspected cases and I felt I have to do this to help the situation.”, he said.
Fayemi urged the citizens to abide by the directive on social distancing and hand washing to safeguard the state from the widespreading disease.
Meanwhile,the state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC), has closed down its State Secretariat for 14 days to help in stemming the tide of Coronavirus in the state.
A statement by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Hon. Ade Ajayi, on Wednesday, said the closure became inevitable to help Governor Kayode Fayemi find a lasting solution to the spread of the scourge.
The Party appealed to Ekiti residents to comply with the directive by Fayemi not to hold any gathering more than 20 persons in every home, church, mosque and other public institutions.
“The temporary closure will last for two weeks as agreed by the Central Working Committee members of the APC State Exco.
“During this period, we also place a ban on party rallies , ward meetings and other political gatherings until further notice
“We urge our party members to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene during this critical period”, APC advised.
The party commended Governor Fayemi for taking proactive measures to contain Covid-19, saying this has helped in taming the spread of the pandemic.
“The prompt closure of all private and public institutions was right . We stand by Governor Fayemi and all the decisions he had taken since Ekiti recorded the first victim.
“The governor being a humanist that is passionate about the wellbeing and development of humanity resolved to shut all institutions and also directed that all civil servants must work from home with assurances that their salaries will be paid despite this development”