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COVID-19: SPEAKER ADMONISHES RESIDENTS TO BE ‘BROTHER’S KEEPER’ AS OGUN BEGINS LOCK DOWN

As Ogun State begins the lockdown to halt the spread of Coronavirus, in line with the recent directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, the residents of the State have been urged to complement government’s efforts at assisting the less privileged and the vulnerable groups by showing love to one another and be brother’s keeper especially during the period of the lock down.

The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo, gave the admonition, while fielding questions from newsmen in Abeokuta on Government’s efforts at alleviating the plights of the indigents during trying time of the global pandemic.

Oluomo explained that the cooperation of the people with government was essential during the lockdown of the State from 11pm today Friday, which he noted remained major sacrifice towards curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus in the State.

He noted that the State Government had embarked on the distribution of food items to support the less privileged, the widow, aged and other indigent groups but there was need for more through the supports and care of the residents to their neighbours to give them succour during the period.

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“Although government had embarked on the distribution of palliatives through some relief materials across the State, but love and care for our neighbors during this period would further bring succor to everyone.

“Government’s relief materials are meant for those who don’t have any means of catering for themselves during this period, hence those who have more should also support government’s efforts”, he remarked

The Speaker also called on well-meaning individuals to support the less priviledged and the down trodden, so as to reduce the challenges associated with times like this in the society.

He seized the occasion to implore all residents to be law abiding by remaining indoors, obey all rules given by government and matain social distance throughout the lockdown period.

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