Oyo State Government issues ultimatum to markets to comply with directives on precautionary measures

Written by on April 21, 2020

The Oyo state government has given a 7-day ultimatum to all markets in the state to comply with its COVID-19 preventive measures, as any market that fail to comply will be shut down and its leaders will be sanctioned.

Governor Makinde stated this today through his special adviser on Security Matters, Retired CP Fatai Owoseni during a meeting and symbolic presentation of face masks and sanitizers to market leaders at the state Ministry of information, Secretariat, Ibadan.

Owoseni, maintained that COVID-19 Task Force Compliance team will commence an aggressive patrol round markets in the state starting from April 27th, and any market found not complying with the government’s directives will be dealt with.

He added that anyone who flout the state’s Dusk to Dawn curfew order will be forced to spend a night with the Security operatives or made to offer a compulsory community service.

In his remark, the state commissioner for information, Wasiu Olatunbosun asked the market leaders to replicate the hand washing samples, face masks, amongst other COVID-19 preventive materials given to them.

Representatives of the various markets present at the meeting, applauded the state government for the initiative and pledged to ensure their members comply within the specified time frame.


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