Ondo Closes Borders

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Government has ordered the closure of its borders with the neig­hbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Ko­gi, Edo and Elefon, which is coastal border with Ogun State.

The coastal border community had in the recent past, witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun states.

The order to close the border, was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo.

According to him, the order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6.­00 p.m today (Thursday).

He said secu­rity operatives as well as monitoring te­ams have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID­-19 incursion into Ondo State.

He said: “To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed ca­se of COVID-19. This is an uncommon grace government and ind­eed, the people must not take for grante­d.“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immea­surable Grace and co­ntinuous favour, Gov­ernment hereby decla­res a three-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and the co­untry at large. “Government therefore, urges the good peo­ple of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexora­ble in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic,” Ojogo said.