Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded 22 vehicles during its special night operations, to enforce compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan
Addressing the team before embarking onnthe operation, the Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency(OYRTMA), Dr Akin Fagbemi charged the officers to be professional in their conduct and respect fundamental human rights in the course of the operation.
“The Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement subcommittee is made up of Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency and other security agencies and we have begun a special night monitoring and enforcement of Oyo State Government’s directive aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among residents of the state, particularly through transport operators, night clubs and other public places,” he said.
Recall that Oyo State has recorded more confirmed cases of COVID-19 which prompted the government to impose a 7pm to 6am dusk to dawn curfew and suspension of interstate transportation into and out of the state with effect from March 29.
Governor Seyi Makinde also instructed that no gatherings should be above 10 persons at a time.
Club houses the enforcement team visited include Platinum, Awolowo Road; Hexagon, Samonda; Pleasure Summit, GRA; Cimola Hotel, Mokola; Latitude, Samonda; Mauve 21, Ring Road; Ventura, Sango and Shanty’s club among others.
Also, OYRTMA has deployed over 200 men and officers to join the COVID-19 Taskforce Health Advisory Sub-committee, embarking on public enlightenment to markets and public places within Ibadan metropolis. The campaign is tagged: Breaking the Chain of Transmission Campaign on COVID-19.