Some residents of Osogbo, Osun State capital on Wednesday defied the stay-at-home directive announced by the State Government, as many hit the streets for daily activities.
DAILY POST reports that Governor Gboyega Oyetola had on Sunday, during a live broadcast announced a total lockdown in the state for 14 days, as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
He also informed the citizens of the new case of COVID-19 as was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, calling for cooperation and total compliance by residents.
Meanwhile, as early as 7 am when our Correspondent went round town to observe the level of compliance, some residents were still seen moving around without restriction, even as security patrol vehicles were sighted on major roads
Also, there were still vehicular movement in some part of the metropolis, as some commercial mini-buses known as ‘Koropin” as well as motorcyclists, were operating skeletally.
Reacting to this development, a Journalist, Mr Ola Steven said there was need for government to enforce the order with every instrument of law and state apparatus.
He maintained that people of the state must be made to see the seriousness of the government in a bid to protect its citizenry against the killer disease.
“Obviously, people have the tendency to test the government’s will and seriousness, so, it is incumbent on the government to be proactive and assertive in order to get the desired level of compliance.
“You could see for yourself how people are roaming around the streets without caution, including commercial motorcycles and minibusses.
“This is a necessary step for the good of all, it requires the support of all and sundry to achieve necessary result “, Steven averred.
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