During its special night operations to enforce compliance at Club houses and public places in Ibadan, Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded a total of twenty-two illegally parked vehicles.
Dispersing cluster of persons that formed crowd of more than 10 at club houses, the Special anti-COVID-19 squad gave sufficient information on the need for residents to comply with the State Government’s directives on social distancing, regular washing of hands and other guideline.
Club houses the Enforcement Team visited included Platinum, Awolowo Road; Hexagon, Samonda; Pleasure Summit, GRA; Cimola Hotel, Mokola; Latitude, Samonda; Mauve 21, Ring Road; Ventura, Sango and Shanty’s club among others across the State.
The Executive Chairman of OYRTMA, Mogaji (Dr) Akin Fagbemi, had earlier distributed protective tools to the Officers such as hand gloves, portable sanitizers, nose masks and thermometers, charginh them to be professional in the exercise and respect fundamental human rights in the course of the operation.
Dr Fagbemi explained that Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement Sub-committee is made up of Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency and other Security Agencies and have begun a special night monitoring and enforcement of Oyo State Government’s directive aimed at curbing the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) among residents of the State, particularly through transport operators, night clubs and other public places.
He noted that the State Road Transport Management Authority has deployed over 200 men and Officers to join the COVID-19 Taskforce in Ibadan.
It would be recalled that Executive Governor of the State, Engr Seyi Makinde, has directed a dusk to dawn curfew from 7:00p.m to 6:00a.m and suspended interstate transportation into and out of the State with effect from Sunday night, March 29, 2020.
Governor Seyi Makinde also gave a directive that no public place or gathering should harbour above 10 persons at a time.