Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has again extended the lockdown order in the state by one week.
The governor, announced this on Friday while addressing journalists at his office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
It would be recalled that on Monday, May 2nd, the governor had extended the initial COVID-19 lockdown in the State by a week. The extension has ended today, May 9th. However, the governor has now announced yet another one-week lockdown extension.
“You, the entire people of Ogun State, have not elected me to make easy decisions. And tough decisions, we have to make.
“Now, to preserve the lives of our people, we are persuaded to extend the current modified lockdown, which has been slightly eased, for another one week alongside the current guidelines. This will be reviewed, as usual, on a weekly basis.”
Abiodun also vowed to deal with those smuggling people in and out of the state, which is a violation of the interstate border closure.
The governor stated;
“Reports reaching us have shown that many of our people are showing utter disregard for the precautionary guidelines, international best practices and safety measures rolled out, especially, during the window of relaxation of the lockdown. We have heard and seen the havoc that COVID-19 continues to wreak on other lands. Let us learn from these experiences.
“Let me state unequivocally that we will not tolerate any further breach on the ban of inter-state travel. Anybody found culpable will be treated for committing a crime against Ogun State and visited with the full weight of the law.”
Ogun, as at press time, has recorded 113 confirmed cases, 28 discharges and four deaths.