SW Governors to lock down borders, plans compulsory masks, dissolve Oodua Board


SW Governors to lock down borders, plans compulsory masks, dissolve Oodua Board

By Abiodun Onitiri

The Governors of te South West states today dissolved the entire Oodua Board, the regional economic outfit established decades ago.

The new members of the board will be announced soon.

The six Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo also introduced new measures to curb COVID-19.

The measures were the lock down of all borders of the SW states and the introduction of compulsory face masks even in public outings.

The new rules will take effect on Friday 24th. The resolution was made available to Irohinoodua today.

The decisions were taken today after a meeting of the state governors.

The resolution at the end of the meeting released by the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu stated that South West Governors at its virtual meeting held on Thursday 16th April, 2020 resolved as follows:

i That as Owner State Governors we dissolve the Board of Directors of ODUA Investment Limited with immediate effect. The Group Managing Director should take charge of the conglomerate affairs pending the constitution of a new Board.

ii. That the Entry Points of our six States be closed forthwith to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

iii. That the State Governors agreed that people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items in particular Traders and market men/women should endeavour to wear nose masks while outside plying their trade to minimize the spread of the deadly virus.

iv. The Governors further agreed that wearing of nose masks will be made compulsory for everybody coming out of their homes effective from Friday 24th April, 2020 in their respective States



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