Border closure: OYSG seeks stakeholders’ cooperation

Agency Reporter


Oyo State Government has sought the cooperation of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders to halt illegal migration into the state amidst the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, made the call during a sensitisation drive on the COVID-19 pandemic in Oke Ogun area of the state.

Olatubosun’s call is contained in a statement issued by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor on Saturday in Ibadan.

Olatunbosun, who led other members of the state COVID-19 taskforce’s media team, said that the concerted efforts of the stakeholders and the state’s security architecture in border towns were necessary to prevent illegal entries, which might pose threat to public health.

He added that both conventional and non-conventional security apparatuses were important in the bid to check illegal entry into the state.

The commissioner said that many towns…

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