Ekiti State Government has ordered the suspension of one Sola Durodola indefinitely.
Durodola who is a member of the Covid-19 Task Force was suspended for the incompetence he displayed few days ago as well as his highhandedness.
It was gathered that Durodola shot a video where he was making mockery of a father who had come to report his son, for violating the stay at home order.
In the video, Durodola who is not a health official also certified the suspect as free of covid-19 a situation that generated negative reactions.
The statement reads”The attention of the Ekiti State Covid-19 Taskforce has been drawn to a video clip in circulation where a man refused to allow his son, who just
returned from a trip outside the state, into his house until he had been isolated
for 14 days as stipulated by NCDC protocol for preventing community
spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
“The Task force commends Mr Femi Adeoye, for refusing to cover-up his
son’s travel history and for denying him access into the house without
confirming his COVID-19 status.
Mr Adeoye epitomizes the Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which places greater
premium on the collective good of the society above personal and emotional
considerations. This is the core of the Values Orientation policy of the
“We also consider it necessary to inform members of the public that the
video was recorded about four days ago, by one of the security men attached
to the Fajuyi Pavilion, where the Enforcement Taskforce uses as its base for
coordination of daily operations.
The security man who recorded the encounter is neither a health worker, nor
qualified or authorized to determine the health status of the young man. So,
none of his actions or misstatements reflect the capacity or preparedness of
the State Taskforce to combat the COVID-19 virus.
” The officer in question has been suspended pending further investigations, for acting outside the jurisdiction of his scope of authority.
“Following the encounter, the young man has been in the custody of the State for the past 4 days, and has since been taken to one of the designated quarantine centres, where he would be for 14 days, in line with laid down procedure that dictates that anyone who sneaks into the State, would be quarantined for fourteen (14) days, at their own cost. His samples will also be taken for testing in order to ensure he has not been infected in the course of his travels to high incidence areas of the country.
We implore members of the public to emulate the patriotic zeal of Mr
Adeoye, and promptly report to the Ekiti State Covid-19 Taskforce, any out-
of-State traveler who sneaks into their neighbourhood, or places of abode.
This is to safeguard against the likely health hazard that such returnees
portend for the larger society.
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