The President of Edo Progressive Indigenes Association (EPIA),
Dr Bishop Omogiade Enoyiogiere Edokpolo has called on the governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki to shut down the state as a matter of urgency.
Edokpolo in a Press Statement sent to Jungle Journalist Media Limited stated that the urgency stems from two major factors, which is that apart from the dangerous nature of coronavirus, there are more Edo people living in Italy than other states of the federation.
The motivational speaker argued that every moment is precious, as he is sure its only a matter of time before more cases of positive patients are detected.
The statement read in part:
“The time for Edo State Government to isolate it’s citizens is now before it’s too late. It’s very important for us all to pressurize the state government to call on emergency lockdown for 14 days and all public gathering in the state in order to have a first class control over this disease.
“Do not be surprised to know that the said person infected must have had contacts with lots of people in the community already, as we all know that family members usually visit their people who just got back from abroad, and tend to hang around them as long as possible.
“Therefore, Edo State Government led by Godwin Obaseki must as a matter of urgency swing into action to track all the family members and quarantine them quickly, because from research, Edo appears to be top list on the most vulnerable states in Nigeria as a good number of its indigenes are domiciled in the most affected countries of Europe – Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany.
“Let’s not play politics with Corona virus if we wish to survive
“Please shut down Edo Now or be ready to accept the responsibilities and consequences”.
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