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COVID-19: Oyo Govt Urges Residents to Remain Alert, Says Pandemic Not Yet Over

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has urged residents and citizens of the state to remain alert amid talks of a second wave of COVID-19, warning that the disease is not yet over and that residents should not get tired of following all necessary precautions.

This came as the Governor on Monday, declared that his administration will continue to improve the health sector, noting that current developments in the sector point to the fact that the incumbent administration in the state is on the right track.

Governor Makinde, who was speaking at the closing ceremony of the Omi Tuntun Free Vesico-Vagina Fistula (VVF) Surgical Repair Project, at the Jericho Nursing Home, Jericho, Ibadan, declared that the administration will continue to put its money where its mouth is in the health sector and other areas of development in the state.

He added that apart from the on-going infrastructure reform in the health sector, the government remains committed to the T’omo T’iya programme, adding that the VVF repair project and other health initiatives will continue to receive the attention of the government.

“It is a great privilege for me to be here at the closing ceremony of this VVF repair project. What the testimonies that I have heard and the goodwill messages have validated to me, is the fact that we are on the right path focusing on our women and children.

He said, “As a government, we are committed to transforming our landscape.

“We are committed to improving the health care status of our women and children, and on the T’omo T’iya programme, we are committed to it. It is just taking off and we will put our money where our mouth is, because if our children and women have that peace of mind, the entire populace will have peace of mind. So, in all, our health development initiatives, we will factor in our women and children because they are an important part of the on-going drive to lift our people up.

“When this programme commenced on the 23rd of November, I did not know the impact will be really profound. Prof. [Ojengbede] has appealed to me to let the programme continue. Well, the good news is, the programme will continue. Also, the Omituntun Health programme will continue.”

He warned residents of the state against the second wave of COVID-19, adding that the people should not let down their guard or get tired, as, according to him, the state will continue to take the welfare of health workers as a top priority.

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