The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, on Friday commended the governors of Osun and Lagos States, Gboyega Oyetola and Babajide Sanwo-Olu respectively, for demonstrating “exceptional leadership qualities” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Oluwo, in a statement by his media aide, Alli Ibrahim, said both governors “effectively empowered all facets of their working organs -executives, local governments chairmen, state legislators, local legislators, ministries and agencies to checkmate and contain the dreaded virus.”
He said apart from providing necessary protective items such as hand sanitizers, washing basins, nose masks, hand gloves and others, the two governors had also ensured full enforcement of temporary law on social gatherings and distancing. Lauding the governors for effecting the stay-at-home order for the civil servants, the monarch urged the people and residents of the two states to cooperate more with the authorities at this “fragile moment.’
“I specially commend the governor of my state, Osun, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola for his pragmatic and proactive leadership at containing the spread of the dreaded corona virus in the state. He ensured all necessary machineries are effectively and efficiently in place to checkmate the virus. Equally, his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is doing excellently. The duo have so far demonstrated leadership virtues for managing an unforeseen crisis so diligently. The two governors have done so well…They’re sacrificing their leisure to serve humanity and protect lives.
In Osun State, a local government chairman, Hon. Ramen Lawal, in my area, yesterday, with the support of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, distributed hand sanitizers, face masks, gloves and stationed washing basins with soup at many strategic locations in Iwo. Within the little space, the governor has floated internal production of most of these protective items in the state to be distributed for free. “Oyetola is a workaholic governor and he trains his cabinets to be. I must also commend his wife, she is supportive, moving round the state on her own to sensitize and distribute protective items to citizens. “I pray for Osun State, I pray for Lagos, I pray for Nigeria, Africa and the world. God is healing us gradually and surely, the virus will be a history. All of us will survive to share the testimony. Be assured, you are protected”.