By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government to include Oyo state in the Federal government’s measures towards preventing spread of CoronaVirus .
Prince Odeyemi made the call in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on efforts by the Federal government towards curbing spreading of CoronaVirus in the country .
The PDP Chieftain emphasized that with the present situation in Oyo state , particularly with Governor Seyi Makinde testing positive to CoronaVirus , it was glaring that “the time is now to include Oyo state in the Federal government arrangement” .
“It is now time for President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government to include Oyo state in its emergency measures at curtailing and containing spread of CoronaVirus . The fact that Governor Seyi Makinde has tested positive for CoronaVirus is clear and enough signal that the virus will soon spread and the right thing to do is to be included in the Federal government emergency measures”, he said.
According to the PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary” the proximity of Ogun state to Lagos as reason for its inclusion in the Federal government arrangement is also applicable to Oyo State considering its closeness to Lagos as well as influx of people from Lagos to Oyo state on nearly hourly basis.”
Prince Odeyemi stressed that Federal government should not wait until the situation in Oyo state gets out of hand before its inclusion in the preventive measure arrangements of the Federal Government.
“Oyo state like Ogun state shared nearly everything with Lagos, hundreds of people are working in and across Lagos state but resides in Ibadan with majority of them shuttling between Ibadan and Lagos on daily basis. With all these, Federal government needs not to waste time in including Oyo state too”.