The video of a father rejecting his son over worry of contracting and spreading COVID-19 in Ekiti State has gone viral.
Within the video which was recorded 4 days in the past by one of many safety males hooked up to Fajuyi Pavilion, the place the Ekiti State Enforcement Process pressure makes use of as its base for coordination of day by day operations, a sure Mr Femi Adeoye refused to cover-up for his son who travelled from Lagos to Ekiti even after his father had suggested in opposition to embarking on the journey.
Mr Adeoye acknowledged within the video that he had advised his son not journey so he doesn’t expose himself to the COVID-19 pandemic, nevertheless, the younger man disregarded his father’s phrases and launched into the moderately treacherous journey.
Mr Adeoye stated he had reported that his son was journeying from Lagos and pressured that he wouldn’t take the younger man residence as a result of his home had no house the place his son might isolate himself.
He urged the authorities to take cost and preserve his son below shut commentary, lest he leaves the state in jeopardy.
The moderately disenchanted father having made his case, left his son with the safety personnel who was making a mockery of him, urging Mr Adeoye to go residence together with his son, claiming that the son has been examined and authorized freed from COVID-19.
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An incompetent official punished
Within the wake of the viral video, the Ekiti State Authorities ordered the indefinite suspension of the safety man who made the recording.
In line with a press release on Wednesday, the safety man who was making enjoyable of Mr Adeoye for rejecting and reporting his son, was suspended for incompetence and highhandedness.
The safety man who shouldn’t be a well being official in his video licensed Mr Adeoye’s son freed from COVID-19 utilizing only a thermometer studying.
The Commissioner for Data and Worth Orientation, Mr Muyiwa Olomilua, in a press release made out there to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, frowned on the unprofessional conduct of the safety agent, stating that he had no proper to certify anybody COVID-19 free.
Under is the total assertion by the commissioner.
PRESS STATEMENT ON VIRAL “FATHER REJECTS SON” VIDEO
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1. The eye of the Ekiti State COVID-19 Process pressure has been drawn to a video clip in circulation the place a person refused to permit his son, who simply returned from a visit outdoors the state, into his home till he had been remoted for 14 days as stipulated by NCDC protocol for stopping neighborhood unfold of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
2. The Process pressure commends Mr Femi Adeoye, for refusing to cover-up his son’s journey historical past and for denying him entry into the home with out confirming his COVID-19 standing.
Mr Adeoye epitomizes the Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which locations larger premium on the collective good of the society above private and emotional issues. That is the core of the Values Orientation coverage of the Fayemi-led Administration.
three. We additionally think about it mandatory to tell members of the general public that the video was recorded 4 days in the past, by one of many safety males hooked up to the Fajuyi Pavilion, the place the Enforcement Process pressure makes use of as its base for coordination of day by day operations.
The safety man who recorded the encounter is neither a well being employee, nor certified or licensed to find out the well being standing of the younger man. So, none of his actions or misstatements replicate the capability or preparedness of the State Process pressure to fight the COVID-19 virus. The officer in query has been suspended pending additional investigations, for performing outdoors the jurisdiction of his scope of authority.
four. Following the encounter, the younger man has been in custody of the state for the previous 4 days, and has since been take to one of many designated quarantine centres, the place he can be for 14 days, in step with laid down process that dictates that anybody who sneaks into the state, can be quarantined 4 fourteen (14) days, at their very own price. His samples can even be taken for testing with the intention to guarantee he has not been contaminated in the midst of his travels to excessive incidence areas of the nation.
5. We implore members of the general public to emulate the patriotic zeal of Mr Adeoye, and promptly report back to the Ekiti State COVID-19 Taskforce, any out-of-state traveller who sneaks into their neighbourhood, or locations of abode. That is to safeguard in opposition to the probably well being hazard that such returnees portend for the bigger society.