COVID-19: Ogun Speaker Admonishes Residents to be ‘Brother’s Keeper’ During Lockdown

          As the lockdown to halt the spread of Coronavirus, in line with the recent directive of President Muhammadu Buhari continues in Ogun State, residents have been urged to complement government’s efforts at assisting the less privileged and the vulnerable by showing love to one another during the period.

          The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, gave the admonition, while fielding questions from newsmen in Abeokuta, on measures put in place by government at alleviating the plights of the indigents during this trying time of the global pandemic.

          Oluomo explained that the cooperation of the people with government was essential while the lockdown last, this he noted remained major sacrifice towards curtailing the spread of the virus in the State.

          He said the State Government had embarked on the distribution of food items to support the less privileged, the widow, aged and other indigent groups  but there was need for more through the supports and care of residents towards their neighbours to give them succour during the period.

          “Although government had embarked on the distribution of palliatives through some relief materials across the State, but love and care for our neighbours during this period would further bring succour to everyone.

          “Government’s relief materials are meant for those who don’t have any means of catering for themselves during this period, hence those who have more should also support government”, he remarked.

          The Speaker also called on well-meaning individuals to support the less privileged and the down trodden, so as to reduce the challenges associated with times like this in the society.

          He seized the occasion to implore all residents to be law abiding by remaining indoors, obey all rules given by government and maintain social distance throughout the lockdown.