The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), Abeokuta, Ogun State Chapter, has expressed deep concerns over the increasing rate of mCOVID-19 infections in Ogun State in particular and Nigeria at large.
According to NAS, the spike has called for concerns of all stakeholders, even as it implored the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to be alive to his responsibilities in enforcing physical and social -distancing safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the disease.
In a release issued on Friday and signed by the Cap’n of the Association in Ogun State, Steve Oliyide, the NAS noted that the second wave of the infection should give everyone cause to worry and to collectively work around identifying the causes of the new spread.
“As an association we feel the need to call everyone out and take responsibility at this trying period in our health care delivery system. And we are deeply concerned that the government has looked the other way while religious organizations and politicians are gathering people for Conventions and social functions in total breach of that Safety and prevention protocols.
“Without mincing words, we all cannot sit down and pretend not to know that large gatherings in utmost disregard for safety measures have been largely responsible for the sudden spike and the new wave of infection.
“Religious organizations no doubt have been very guilty in this respect while the government and politicians have equally disregarded these.
“The National Association of Seadogs is however deeply concerned about the ineffectiveness of the laws which were enacted by the government to curb the spread of the pandemic.
“We therefore wonder of what essence were these laws when the government is incapable of enforcing the same.
“We therefore call on the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to be alive to his own responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer of the State in protecting the lives and health of the citizens.”