The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, Saturday, urged residents and indigenes of the state not to compromise the safety protocols and guidelines on COVID-19 already handed down by government and health authorities.
Oyetola called on the residents to be careful regarding the particular virulence of the second wave of the deadly virus which he said had occasioned deaths amongst the global populace.
The governor who urged parents and guardians to see the welfare of their children as topmost priority spoke while addressing the people at the special prayer session organised to commemorate the 10th years’ anniversary of his late mother, Alhaja Wulaimot Oyetola, held at the deceased’s residence, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of the state
He warned residents to always comply with all the protocols and guidelines of the COVID-19 totally and conscientiously, noting it is incumbent on all to be aware of the presence of the virus as much in Nigeria as in other parts of the world.
He equally advocated frequent and consistent use of face masks and hand sanitisers as panacea for safety, warning that the virus is no respecter of persons, regardless of status and place in the society.
Governor Oyetola who described his late mother as a woman of virtue and an epitome of womanhood, said he is what he is today because of all his parents inculcated in him and his siblings.
He called on the parents to take good care of their children and always look after their welfare, saying, “This is the only way to justify why they are brought to life.
In her remarks, the wife of the governor, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola, described the deceased as “a quintessential mother whose love and passion for the growth, success and progress of her children cannot be overemphasised.
The occasion was attended by the governor’s father, Alhaji Hammed Oyetola; the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi; the Senator representing Osun Central, Ajibola Bashiru; the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun.
Others were the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Olabomi who led other traditional rulers; the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji; members of the State Executive Council, Islamic clerics, among others.