The Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has apologised to the people of Oyo State over the Wednesday unification rally of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of the southwest which was held at Mapo hall, Ibadan.
In a statement by the State Governor Seyi Makinde, “I have received your complaints about the rally that was held yesterday, and I feel obligated to state in clear terms that we acted based on the information we had at that time.
“In retrospect, it should not have happened and I take responsibility for that lapse in judgement.”
Governor Makinde stated that it has become imperative to communicate directly about the COVID-19 situation in the state, and the measures that the Oyo State Government is taking to ensure the prevention, containment and control of this disease.
He said between yesterday and today, a lot has come to light in Nigeria regarding COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus Disease, which has been ravaging the world for the past few months.
“At a point, some people thought we were immune to this disease. I know some among you may still hold that opinion. Although as stated by our Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, at a press conference this morning, we do not currently have any confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oyo State; we still all need to be more proactive.”
He further assured of his administration readiness to do everything in his power and working with the agencies of the Federal Government, to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of this virus calling on members of the public not to give in to any form of panic.
Governor Makinde while setting up the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force for the state to be chaired by him said the committee will be holding its first meeting today Friday, March 20, 2020, immediately after which update on all decisions reached and so far, implemented will be issued.