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Covid-19: South-West Governors agrees to shut all State Boarders

By Ronke Odekola

(L-R) Ondo, Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti and Oyo State Governors (South-West)

In a bid to contain the spread of the Covid-19, South-West Governors have reached an agreement to close all the boarders within their region.

This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed by the Governor, of Ondo State and Chairman, South West Governor’s Forum, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, 16th April, 2020

Akeredolu in the statement said people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items should be given priority.

The South-West Governors also dissolved the Board of Directors of Odu’a Investment Limited, directing them to hand over to the Group Managing Director pending the constitution of the new board.

The statement read: “The South-West Governors at its virtual meeting held on Thursday 16th April, 2020 resolved that as owner state governors we dissolve the Board of Directors of Odu’a Investment Limited with immediate effect.

“The Group Managing Director should take charge of the conglomerate affairs pending the constitution of a new board.

“That the entry points of our six states be closed forthwith to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“That the state governors agreed that people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items and in particular traders and market men or women should endeavour to wear nose masks while outside plying their trade to minimise the spread of the deadly virus.

“The governors further agreed that wearing of nose masks will be made compulsory for everybody coming out of their homes effective from Friday 24th April, 2020 in their respective states” the statement said.

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