The Ondo State Government led by Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has been proactive in curtaining the Corona virus pandemic and it’s effect.
The government through “Kajeun Aketi”, an initiative of PMG has successfully served over 15,000 meals to people across 6 local government areas with more local government to be covered in coming days
The governor recently approved the payment of hazard allowance to Health workers’s in the state in a tune of 50% of their consolidated basic salary, a move that is expected to improve the efficiency of health workers as fight against Covid19 intensifies.
The effort of Gov. Akeredolu to enforce the ban placed on interstate movements has also helped in reducing the amount of risk on resident’s of the state. He was the first governor to raise alarm over the level of compromise at the state border as people were still entering the state in large numbers despite the ban before the Coalition of South West Governor’s took the matter with strong hands giving stricter warning that only vehicles conveying essential materials be allowed interstate movements.
With just below 10 active cases of Covid19 in the state, the government has been able to increase the bed capacity in its Isolation centres to 210 beds, a tenfold increase in capacity. The state government has started distributing about 500,000 nose mask to residents of the state to help citizens adhere to the order of the government that using of nose mask remains compulsory in the state, a proactive measure to reduce the spread of the virus
Last month, Palliatives Committee distributed the 1st/2nd phase of palliatives across 18 LGAs, an initiative aimed at easing the effect of the lock down.
We cannot undermine the effort of Mr Governor towards the fight against Covid19 and all we can hope for is a quick end to the pandemic.