Ekiti State Covid-19 taskforce commends Adeoye’s for refusing to cover-up son’s travel history

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* Quarantine young man for 14 days

Ekiti State Covid-19 Taskforce has commended Mr Femi Adeoye, for refusing to cover-up his son’s travel history and for denying him access into the house without confirming his COVID-19 status.

The Task force in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation Aare Muyiwa Olumilua said Adeoye epitomizes the Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which places greater premium on the collective good of the society above personal and emotional considerations.

“The attention of the Ekiti State Covid-19 Taskforce has been drawn to a video clip in circulation where a man refused to allow his son, who just returned from a trip outside the state, into his house until he had been isolated for 14 days as stipulated by NCDC protocol for preventing community spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.

“The Task force commends Mr Femi Adeoye, for refusing to cover-up his son’s travel history and for denying him access into the house without confirming his COVID-19 status. Mr Adeoye epitomizes the Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which places greater premium on the collective good of the society above personal and emotional considerations. This is the core of the Values Orientation policy of the Fayemi-led Administration,” Olumilua said.

The task force further stated that the video was recorded about four days ago, by one of the security men attached to the Fajuyi Pavilion, where the Enforcement Taskforce uses as its base for coordination of daily operations.

They added that the security man is neither a health worker, nor qualified or authorized to determine the health status of the young man and as such none of his actions or misstatements reflect the capacity or preparedness of the State Taskforce to combat the COVID-19 virus.

“The officer in question has been suspended pending further investigations, for acting outside the jurisdiction of his scope of authority” Olumilua said.

The task force also stated that the young man has been in the custody of the State for the past 4 days, and has since been taken to one of the designated quarantine centres, where he would be for 14 days, in line with laid down procedure that dictates that anyone who sneaks into the State, would be quarantined for fourteen (14) days, at their own cost.

They said his samples will also be taken for testing in order to ensure he has not been infected in the course of his travels to high incidence areas of the country.

“We implore members of the public to emulate the patriotic zeal of Mr Adeoye, and promptly report to the Ekiti State Covid-19 Taskforce, any out of-State traveler who sneaks into their neighbourhood, or places of abode.

“This is to safeguard against the likely health hazard that such returnees portend for the larger society,”Olumilua said.

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