The “local boys” of Egbatedo Area under Oshogbo Local Government Area have lauded the State Government of Osun under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, for evoking the strength of education and civic orientation in the enforcement of the COVID-19 safety protocols, as enforcement exercise continues across the State.
The COVID-19 Task Force COVID-19 in the State had on Monday commenced the enforcement exercise in Oshogbo, which saw non-adherents to the safety protocols against COVID-19 as advised by the NCDC, attend a compulsory safety course.
The “Egbatedo boys”, who came en mass to the enlightenment centre following confessed that one of them who was apprehended was wrong for violating the safety guidelines of the government, adding that the government’s choice of enlightenment as the tool of enforcing the safety protocols was a considerate option.
Addressing agitated non-adherents at the centre, the leader of the Egbatedo boys, Comrade Olalekan Ojasope, said the government has proved itself as a responsible one by choosing to enlighten its citizens about the consequences of their violation of safety protocols, rather than imposing stern punishments.
Appealing to the consciousness of people, Ojasope said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is not visible, and so, we should take every recommended step towards protecting ourselves against it based on the directives of the government.
“We are all members of a family or an organisation, and by implication, our carelessness can endanger the lives of people around us, especially our loved ones”.
Ojasope also debunked the erroneous belief that COVID-19 is not real, mentioning that people well known to him have been infected by the disease, and some have unfortunately become casualties.
He therefore advised people to comply with the directives of the government, adding that the current administration is a people-oriented one that cherishes the lives and well-being of its citizens.