S’West states make face masks compulsory, sack Odua Board


The governor’s of the six South-West states on Thursday declared the wearing of face masks compulsory in their jurisdictions.

This was stated by their Chairman and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, after a virtual meeting of the state chief executive officers.

The statement reads: “The South-West Governors at their virtual meeting held on Thursday 16th April, 2020 resolved as follows:

i. That as Owner State Governors we dissolve the Board of Directors of ODUA Investment Limited with immediate effect. The Group Managing Director should take charge of the conglomerate affairs pending the constitution of a new Board.

ii. That the Entry Points of our six States be closed forthwith to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

iii. That the State Governors agreed that people involved in *essential services* or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items in particular Traders and market men/women should endeavour to wear nose masks while outside plying their trade to minimise the spread of the deadly virus.

*iv. The Governors further agreed that wearing of nose masks will be made compulsory for everybody coming out of their homes effective from Friday 24th April, 2020 in their respective States.*

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