- Edo State Governor warns violators of Nosemasks, other covid-19 regulations
- State Government to prosecute defaulters in mobile courts
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says 800 Police constabulary personnel would be deployed across the state to enforce strict compliance with the regulations of COVID-19, to regulate its spread.
The Governor made this known during a Press Conference in Benin weekend, adding that the state government was strengthening measures to ensure a halt in the spread of the virus.
Obaseki said individuals who fail to adhere to these regulations would be prosecuted and those found guilty would be convicted by mobile courts set up across the state.
He insisted that wearing facemasks in public was compulsory while stating that those convicted by the mobile court would be regarded as ex-convicts.
He said, “We are strengthening enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in the state. Those who disobey the regulations and would be made to pay fines and undertake community service.
“The over 800 police constabularies who are stationed in each ward in the 18 local governments in the state as well as other security agencies have been charged with enforcing the regulations,” he said.
“The battle against Covid-19 involves all of us taking responsibility for our actions. We have all it takes to win this fight and together we shall overcome.
“We must role model best practices by wearing facemask consistently and properly; avoiding closed spaces, crowded places, close contacts and ensuring we protect our parents, grandparents and very senior citizens who are more likely to die if the contract Covid-19.”