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A Traditional Ruler In Kwara State Oba Adeyemi Lauds Governor Abdulrazaq For Step Taking To Prevent The Spread Of Dreaded Coronavirus Disease In The State

A Traditional Ruler In Kwara State Oba M. A; Adeyemi Lauds Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq For Step Taking To Prevent The Spread Of Dreaded Coronavirus Disease In The State And Wish The Christians Faithful Well On The Easter Celebration.

His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Ashaolu ADEYEMI the Elekan of Ekan land in Oke Ero Local Government has thrown his weight behind the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for taking proactive steps in curtailing the exponential spread of the dreaded Coronavirus disease in the State.

In his words, he commended the state government for declaring total lockdown of the state as a way to prevent the communal spread of the disease as he expressed satisfaction with the steps taken so far by the government to fight the scourge.

This was contained in a statement signed by the , Paramount head of Ekan Meje kingdom HRH Oba M. A Adeyemi through the indefatigable broadcaster Jolayemi Rotimi Oba Akewi.

The monarch who expressed sadness over the confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Kwara, lauded the State government for taking the bull by the horns even before the confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in the State.

" I express strong support for the efforts of His Excellency, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Executive Governor of Kwara state on the total lockdown meant to curtail the further spread of the Coronavirus in our dear state.

"I salute the proactive steps taken by our Governor so far since the virus sneaked into Nigeria. I am satisfied with the steps taken so far by the governor as I urge him not to relent in his efforts," the statement reads in part.

The traditional ruler also urged residents of Kwara to continue to support the government by adhering strictly to government's directives and guidelines set out to prevent the spread of the virus.

"I like to plead with residents of the state to abide by the guidelines set out by government to prevent the spread. Notably, we have been instructed to observe social distancing, wash our hands frequently, avoid crowded areas; cough or sneeze inside tissue paper or in our arms and most importantly, stay safe at our respective homes.

" I am aware of the fact that some of the directives may be painful. I advise that we should all endure the discomfort. It is just for a short time. It would soon become a thing of the past.

"It is sad to state that countries whose public health institutions and economy surpass that of Nigeria are sweating profusely under the excruciating burden of the pandemic. The global economy and in particular that of Nigeria as well as our dear state are not exempted.

"My prayer is that this health emergency does not last long. We need to show understanding with the government of the state and to support the good efforts meant to curtail the spread.

"I advise that our sons and daughters who are outside the state should equally observe stay at home wherever they are in the country and elsewhere so that the virus does not spread further.

"We must all be vigilant and save ourselves from the scourge. We must support our government at the state and federal levels to win the war against the pandemic.

"I urge all our people not to panic; obey government directives, wash our hands regularly or use hand sanitizers where available; maintain social distancing; learn to avoid touching our faces; cover our mouth with tissue paper while you be coughing or sneezing and stay safe at home. With unity of purpose we will win this war", He added.

He equally wishes all the Christians well in this Easter session as this year's celebration will be in lockdown but we should be hopeful that we would all laugh best.

He eulogies Governor of Kwara State on the provision of palliative to poor people and admonish him on the need to properly monitor the distribution so that it gets to the appropriate quarters.

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