Ekiti urges vigilance at yuletide
Ekiti State Government has advised residents to be security-conscious, particularly during the yuletide, and avoid lifestyles that could endanger their lives.
The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akin Omole, who gave the advice in Ado Ekiti yesterday, stressed the importance of strict adherence to laid-down protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state.
Omole described Christmas as a season of love and peaceful co-existence as well as when people should extend kindness to others.
Christmas is the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, who is the symbol of Christianity, he noted, adding that the season should be used to pray for the state while following the footsteps of Christ.
Reiterating the commitment of the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration to the general wellbeing of residents, Omole assured that the state government would leave no stone unturned in guaranteeing the safety of life and property.
According to him, the peculiarity of the year occasioned by the pandemic and the recent spike in many countries have resulted in a call for low-key celebrations, stressing that it would be unreasonable for anyone to flout government’s directives to prevent avoidable spread of the virus.
He, therefore, called for the continued support of stakeholders to government’s development efforts to make life more meaningful for the people.