Residents of Ondo state will henceforth present their evidence of COVID-19 vaccination before they can be allowed to enter churches, mosques and other public places.

This was part of the decision reached at the State Executive Council meeting on Monday

Briefing newsmen after the meeting in Akure, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogoh said the move was to halt the spread of the disease in Ondo State.

He said the council also decided that all residents of the state must be vaccinated against the Covid-19 pandemic, stressing that 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.

According to him: “Aside all existing protocols, all residents in the state must be vaccinated with effect from two weeks from now. After the expiration of this 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 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.



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