The Ekiti State Government has generated a sum of N2 million from court fines imposed on over 100 individuals who defied the government’s directives since the beginning of lockdown in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-kolade who made this disclosure in Ado Ekiti on Friday while giving an update on the status of the pandemic in Ekiti, said the Covid-19 Molecular Laboratory would be commissioned on Monday, June 1.
Yaya-Kolade said the laboratory located at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital will be commissioned by Governor Kayode Fayemi to boost the testing capacity of the state.
“We are still perfecting some regulatory procedure with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, but everything will be finetuned before Monday.
“We have had 20 Covid 19 cases so far, two are still active, we have recorded two deaths and 16 have been treated with investigational drugs and discharged “, she said.
The commissioner disabused the minds of the people that cases of Covid-19 has become a financial gain to a state, clarifying that “it Is a financial drain to any state, not a benefit”.
The Director-General, Office of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery, Prof. Bolaji Aluko, said security is still tight at the border towns and that the state has not recorded serious incursion through the borders in recent time.
Aluko stated that the fact that all the quarantine centres in all the 16 local government areas are currently empty, corroborated the fact that the borders were well secured.
The Commissioner for Environment, Hon Gbenga Agbeyo, said the government has undertaken the fumigation of all major towns across the three Senatorial districts in the state to ward off Covid 19 spread.
“To ensure that we have a healthy environment, the government has declared that all Ekiti residents must observe the monthly environmental programme of Saturday, May 30 to make our state clean”.