The Ondo State Executive Council has directed that all residents of the state must be vaccinated against the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is one of the far-reaching decisions taken at the state executive meeting on Monday
Briefing Government House Reporters at the end of the meeting, the state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said the decision was made in view of the ongoing efforts of the state government to contain the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.
He said, “Aside all existing protocols, all residents in the state must be vaccinated with effect from two weeks from now. After the expiration of these two weeks, evidence of vaccination will be the condition to access public places, churches, mosques.
“The Head of Service has been mandated to drive this process in the public service,”
Special Adviser to the Governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Summy Smart Francis, said the council also decided to deploy a brand new swamp buggy to the three senatorial districts of the state to address the issue of flooding witnessed in the past few weeks.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, stated that the council has approved that a memo for the establishment of Ondo State Competition and Consumer Protection Agency be sent to the House of Assembly.
He also rolled out names of new traditional rulers and Chiefs as approved by the council.
They are Prince Gabriel Olaolu Olojido, the Eleti of Eti in Ifedore Local Government Area; David Adeola Garba, the Onisosan of Sosan in Akoko South-East Local Government Area; Prince Olaleye Ebenezer Babatunde, the Oluboropa of Iboropa in Akoko North-East Local Government Area; Prince Raphael Olaleye Ajibola Oluyede, the Alayede of Ayede-Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area; and Prince Benson Ayodele Adebiyi, the new Elefifa of Efifa Ajowa Akoko in Akoko North- West Local Government Area.