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Sunday, 5 April 2020

News in Photographs: Ilesa Streets Deserted as Residents Comply with Lockdown Order


Residents of Ilesa in the State of Osun have since Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 being compling with the lockdown order as Governor Gboyega Oyetola announced a total lockdown of the State to curb the spread of COVID-19.

our Correspondent, Oladimeji Lasore, joined the Combined Special Task Force to Enforce Compliance of Ilesa East Local Government and Ilesa North East LCDA led by the Chairman, Otunba Akeem Adesoji Olowoopejobori and Hon. Oladipo Adeniyi, the Divisional Police Officer (D.P.O) of Nigeria Police Division B, Ijamo, Ilesa, Mr. Olugbenga Adeboye, the Commander Ilesa East National Civil Defense Corps, Mr. M. A. Lasisi, the Commander DSS, Ilesa East, Mr. Ifeanyi Oza and Community Security Awareness Initiatives Corps, Mr. Ilori John, to monitor and enforce the compliance of this order.




Other members of the Special Task Force are the Leaders of the Councils Parliaments, Hon. Mrs. Olushola Adeoye a.k.a California of Ilesa East and Hon. Olufemi Olowe of Ilesa North East LCDA. Also are Scribes Hon. Isola Ariyo and Hon. Mrs. Kofoworola Omole.



Major streets in Ilesa, were deserted and empty as residents comply with the government’s directive for a total lockdown of the state.


It should be recalled that, following the confirmation of the second case of the deadly Coronavirus in the state, the State government had on Sunday 29th of March, 2020, announced a total lockdown of the state.




Moving along Ilesa streets, the level of compliance with the government’s directive is discovered to be on the high side, as the residents obeyed the order to stay at home.

Since Wednesday  all banks, markets, shopping malls and motor parks were shut.

Security operatives were also mobilised at strategic entry points, while mini-buses as well as motorcycles that usually conveyed people were also off the road.




Some dissidents that attempted to flout the order were persuaded to return home while some Okada riders who also attempted had their motorcycles impounded.

Here are images some streets in Osogbo.














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