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Illegal entry: Oyo seeks cooperation of security agencies, stakeholders



OYO State Government has called on security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Oke Ogun area of the state to cooperate with it to halt the entry of illegal migrants into the state amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

  The media team of the Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, led by the Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatubosun, made the plea during a sensitisation drive on the COVID-19 pandemic in Oke Ogun axis of the state.

  The commissioner, who made the call at the weekend in Oorelope Local Government, stated that the concerted efforts of the stakeholders and the state’s security architecture in border towns and villages were necessary to prevent illegal entries, which might pose threat to public health.

Olatubosun, maintained that both conventional and non-conventional security apparatuses were important in the bid to check illegal entry into the state at this period.

  A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, quoted Olatubosun as saying that all hands must be on deck in the bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Oyo State, adding that the task force under the leadership of the governor was doing everything possible based on logic and scientific advice from experts in the task force, to put an end to the situation.

  Dr Olatubosun also stated that the sensitisation campaign was targeted at enlightening the people of the areas on how they can prevent COVID-19, adding that apart from sensitisation, the state has also been distributing nose masks to residents of the areas.

  The media team called for adherence to all the directives issued by the task force, including physical distancing, washing of hands and use of sanitisers as well as wearing of nose masks.

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