COVID-19: Ogun decontaminates secretariat, urges banks, other corporate organisations to do same ….As police vows to enforce curfew order

Femi Adeleke
In readiness of the partial resumption of workers on Monday, the Ogun State Government has decontaminated the entire Oke-Mosan State secretariat, Abeokuta, the State capital.
The exercise was carried at the weekend by the State Ministry of Environment, to make the working environment safe for the civil servants directed to resume for duties from Monday.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun had in his statewide broadcast to commemorate Workers’ Day, on Friday, announced that government businesses would be opened for just 30 per cent of the workers to resume in various ministries, agencies and parastatals.
The government also urged corporate organisations such as banks, industries, large and small scale enterprises in the State to decontaminate their premises ahead of resumption of some business activities.
The Commissioner of Environment, Hon Abiodun Abudu-Balogun in a statement signed in Abeokuta, said the decontamination became imperative because of large volume of customers and visitors that throng their premises for transactions as well as complementing the state government’s efforts at flattening the curve of the pandemic in the State.
Abudu-Balogun said the private sector would complete the circle of war against COVID-19 by decontamating their premises to help stop the spread of the pandemic.
The Commissioner also urged them to enforce government directives on the pandemic at their premises through wearing of face masks by their workers and visitors,keep social distancing and provision of hand washing materials and sanitisers.
Meanwhile, the State Police Command has vowed to strictly enforce the curfew imposed by the Federal Government from 8 pm to 6 am daily across the country starting from Monday.
The Command in a statement, signed by its Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi appealed to members of the public to adhere strictly to this movement restriction, “as the Command in collaboration with other sister security agencies will be all out to enforce the order.”
The Police said, “Any vehicle or motorcycle that found to be violating the curfew will be impounded and the owner will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the law.”
“The Command hereby appeal to members of the public to remain wherever they are once it is 8 pm and continue their movement by 6am the following day or risk been arrested or having their vehicles impounded”.
The statement indicated that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson had directed Area Commanders, DPOs and tactical squads to be firm in enforcing the curfew in accordance with the rules of engagement.
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