The Oyo State Police Command has warned the citizens of the state to adhere to directives from Nigerian police and state government to contain spread of COVID-19 otherwise known as Corina virus.
The police stated this in a release made available on Tuesday saying people in the state should not allow themselves to be forced before they adhere to the directives.
See the statement below:
AZ: 5250/OY/PPRO/ VOL. 5/140 24th March, 2020.
THE THREAT OF COVID-19: ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Shina T. Olukolu psc(+) wishes to reiterates that the threat of COVID-19 on the societal cohesion is real and therefore, wishes to appeal to all members of the public for all hands to be on deck and act in accordance with the directives, advise and instructions of both the Police leadership i.e Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu NPM, mni and the Political leadership in Oyo State i.e the Governor of Oyo State Engr. Seyi Makinde. We are all aware of the seriousness of the current developments on all aspects of human endeavour, particularly the Social-economic lifestyles of our people.
Hence, the advice on the closure of certain economic, religious, social and educational institutions needs to be obeyed without waiting for an unnecessary use of force or promptings from any security agencies. This will engender the necessary harmony to be able to collectively face the impending, pandemic of Corona virus that is not a respecter of any individual, social status, office or homes.
Consequently, the security agencies will be embarking on routine visits and patrols to check the level of compliance at all levels as advised. People are therefore enjoined to desist from spreading, damaging rumours, or posting unfounded stories and outright tissues of lies on the social media to prevent panic and disorder while we are all enjoined to co-operate with the government in our collective efforts to defeat the present Corona virus outbreak in our environment.
SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police
Oyo State Police Command