Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has disclosed that based on credible facts and verifiable data there were no evidences of COVID-19 second wave in the state
The Governor who made this known in a press briefing held at the government house, however stressed that adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols must be strictly complied with as government would not relent in its funding and synergy with health institutions in the continuing effort to reduce further spread of COVID-19 in the state
While reeling out data on numbers of COVID-19 test already conducted by the state, numbers of positive cases and recoveries, Governor Makinde explained that though the federal government had promised to distribute about 100,000 vaccines across states with Oyo state getting about 1,800 vaccines, the state would consider contacting a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing company to get sufficient quantity for the state
Speaking on insecurity in the state, Governor Makinde admitted that there are frictions between the Oyo state Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun and the Nigerian Police, adding that a committee would be set up to resolve the possible frictions and foster cordial work relationship between the security outfits
Governor Makinde also expressed regret that there were plans in some quarters to ensure the state security outfit Amotekun fail and cautioned the media against report that might incite public tension, noting that a security communication channel for Amotekun would be set up to reduce spread of false information on the activities of the corps
In a bid to further address insecurity in the state, the Governor restated that government would duly register members of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria, ACOMORAN, and other affiliate associations to properly regulate their activities in order to identify those hiding under the association to disturb the peace of the state.
[1/13, 22:04] Ajani Kayode: Okay.