By Victor Ogunje
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has doused the tension emanating from the news that he had gone into self-isolation over the coronavirus pandemic.
Fayemi urged Ekiti citizens not to panic over the development, saying he took the precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the disease.
The governor said the action became imperative having been in contact with those suspected to be having index cases of Covid-19.
Fayemi on Tuesday broke the news on his tweeter handle that he had self-isolated following startling revelation that some top presidential aides and his colleague governors had tested positive to the disease.
Fayemi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said: “No cause for alarm, I just took this step as a normal precautionary measure.”
Fayemi added further: “With the circumstance we find ourselves today, every citizen must engage in personal hygiene and take actions that can help us overcome this challenge and that exactly I have done.
“I had gone in contact with those having suspected cases and I felt I have to do this to help the situation.”
Fayemi urged the citizens to abide by the directive on social distancing and hand washing to safeguard the state from the wide spreading disease.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, has impressed it on security agencies to arrest those flouting the directive made public by Governor Fayemi.
He said the ministry had done enough legal framework to enforce some of the pronouncement made by Fayemi, like compulsory usage of hand sanitizers, closure of all private and public schools, banning of overloading by commercial drivers and holding of event that is more than 20 people.