Ondo State government under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states in order to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Being the only state in the Southwest with zero case of the pandemic, the governor has, however declared three days fasting to appreciate God for the uncommon favor and to seek further protection.
This was contained in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Donald Ojogo.
It reads: “Having observed the trend in respect of COVID-19 and the possibility of its undeterminable spread, the Government of Ondo State has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Elefon, our coastal border with Ogun which in the recent past, has witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun.
“This order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6.00 pm on Thursday, 2nd April, 2020.
“Security operatives as well as monitoring teams have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID-19 incursion into Ondo State.
“To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed case of COVID-19. This is an uncommon Grace Government and indeed, the people must not take for granted.
“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immeasurable Grace and continuous Favour, Government hereby declares a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Thursday, 2nd to Saturday, 4th April for Ondo State and the country at large.
“Government therefore, urges the good people of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexorable in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic.
“May God sustain His Grace upon Ondo State”.