Makinde breaches COVID-19 protocols, attends public gathering hours after returning from the U.S.


The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has again breached COVID-19 safety protocols by attending a public event a few hours after he returned from the United States of America.

Mr Makinde, who travelled to the U.S. for holidays alongside his wife on December 30, 2020, returned to Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Tuesday, January 10, 2021.

Rather than self-isolate for 14 days as the protocols and the directive of the Federal Government demands, Mr Makinde, Wednesday, attended a gathering, tagged “annual interfaith service” to mark the beginning of 2021.

The event had the deputy governor and many top government officials and civil servants in attendance.

The governor’s action was against the safety protocols in place by the federal government that anyone who returns from abroad should observe mandatory self-isolation between 7-14 days of arrival.

Speaking at the event, Mr Makinde said the previous year(2020)was tough and residents of the state should prepare ahead for the challenges that may arise in 2021.

“We did not survive last year because we are tougher, we survived only by His grace and that is why it is good that we are holding this inter-faith service…



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