Four LGs in Osun to Go on Total Lockdown from July 7

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has ordered a week lockdown in Ijesaland.

This decision was the fallout of the meeting between the government and the stakeholders from the area. 

The lockdown is expected to commence on Tuesday, July 7 and it will be for one week in the first instance. 

A  statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode said the decision to impose a total lockdown on the four local government areas of Ijesaland was aimed at containing the spread of the virus in that axis .

Mrs Egbemode noted that government had every reason to believe that there was already community transmission in the area and as such there was the need to come up with measures to arrest the trend.

The commissioner stressed that the lockdown would be total and  residents of the axis would not have opportunity to go to worship centres and markets during the period. 

She also said there would be no vehicular movement within the affected areas except for only those on essential duties such as health, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers,who would be allowed to move.

Mrs. Egbemode added that intra-state travel to and within the affected communities and to other parts of the state would be banned during the period of the lockdown, warning that violators of the lockdown order would be severely dealt with. 

The four affected local governments include Ilesa West, Ilesa East, Atakumosa West and East.

Wasiu Ajadosu 

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