The Ijesaland lockdown Enforcement Committee on Friday, expressed dissatisfaction with the compliance level of residents so far.
It also expressed disappointment over the high level of disobedience displayed by some artisan miners resident in some parts of Ijesaland since the beginning of the lockdown in the areas.
The enforcement committee accused the migrants in Ifewara and its environs in Atakunmosa West Local Government of turning deaf ears to the lockdown order imposed on the area.
DAILY POST recalls that the state government last weekend announced a 7-day total lockdown in four local governments areas in Ijesa axis of the state due to community transmission of the coronavirus pandemic.
The enforcement team, which toured Iwara-Ijesa, Iwikun-Ijesa and Ifewara-Ijesa all in Atakunmosa-West Local Government Area, arrested some violators who were later sensitized on the health implications of COVID-19 and the likely effect of their insolence.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs. Abiodun Ige, who led the enforcement team, decried the way and manner the migrants residing in the areas flouted government’s directives.
She lamented on the gross disobedience of government’s directives by the residents, saying the movement were carrying on as if there was no lockdown in the area.
Ige who expressed fear on the implications of the disobedience of the migrants in the town noted that, if urgent action was not taken, such an act might jeopardize the fundamental reason the lockdown was imposed.
She warned the defaulters to desist from taking government’s directives for granted.
“It is unfortunate that despite the lockdown, some people from other parts of the country still flagrantly opened their markets and engaged in open buying and selling activities.
“As you can see, we met them here in the market selling and buying as if there was no lockdown. Many of them didn’t observe safety protocols. They didn’t wear nose masks and they didn’t maintain social distancing as directed by the government,” she added.