By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya on Friday asked the command’s Divisional officers across the state to ensure more strict measures to curtail the spread of COVID 19 in their various territory and the state boundary.
Alhaji Akinsanya in a statement issued at the Command state headquarters Agodi, Ibadan while addressing the Head of Departments and Units on measure taking by the command.
According to the NSCDC Commandant there is also the need for officers and men of Corps to ” intensified surveillance and patrol of critical infrastructure, flash spots,shopping mall ,government installations and NNPC right of ways across the state to forestall criminality and make the State crime free including containment of corona Virus during the Eid-el fitri celebration.”
“The State COVID-19 Task Force will soon enforce the compulsory wearing of the face masks Since the level of compliance on wearing of face mask was low in Oyo State and erring individuals would be prosecuted and fined N20,000 per person.So don’t let us wait till mobile court is out and we are force to do the right thing as Our health is our wealth”, he said.
On Eid el Fitri celebration, the NSCDC Commandant enjoined Muslim faithfuls in the state to continue with the lesson of ” Tolerance, Peace, Forgiveness and Kindness” that was involved in the month of Ramadan and to shun stigmatisation among themselves, saying, ” Islam is a religion of peace and holiness, we have to exhibit cleaniness starting from our place of work as Muslims faithfuls are preparing for Eid-el fitri.”
He emphasized the need for ” caution and personal hygiene as a result of increase in numbers of Corona Virus cases in the state, saying, “as the Muslims are concluding the Ramadan fasting despite the partial lockdown, people will like to move around, let’s make sure we mandate the use of Nose masks at every nook and crannies of the State including social distancing “.
Imploring the people of Oyo state ” to cooperate and volunteer information to Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in their neighborhood whenever they suspect any strange movement ,person with questionable character or any crime before being committed”, Commandant Akinsanya .wishes all Muslim faithfuls in the State Happy Eid-el fitri celebrations.