Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, urged Osun State command of the Federal Road Safety Corps to enforce COVID-19 protocols among commuters in the state to prevent spread of the Covid-19.
Governor Oyetola at the inauguration of the state Road Safety Advisory Council charged the group with the responsibility to reduce crashes on the roads.
Oyetola, who was represented by his Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, at the event, noted that road transportation system is one of the sources of contracting the virus.
He added that curbing the spread of the virus would largely depend on the observance of COVID-19 protocols among passengers and road users.
According to him, the current administration has continued to give road infrastructure its deserved attention, having rehabilitated and constructed several roads across the State since assumption of office, and tasked the Advisory Council to carry out its duty efficiently to guarantee safety of lives and property of citizenry in the state.
He said, “As a state that has given road infrastructure its deserved attention, having rehabilitated and constructed several roads across the State since coming into office, we are resolved to complement this gesture by ensuring sanity on our roads so that our road infrastructure programme will perform its role as a socio-economy booster.
“I would therefore like to take this opportunity to implore the Road Safety Corps to enforce COvID-19 protocols, especially at this time when the deadly Delta variant has assumed a more virulent and fatal dimension. This is the time to put life above pecuniary considerations.”