Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has warned the people of the State against abandoning COVID-19 safety protocols but should still observe them in every gathering.
She said a second wave of the virus was possible in sight of recent unrest within the country and reopening of the Airports which has resulted in movements in and out of the country.
The Wife of the Governor stated this on Wednesday at the meeting of Ekiti State Council of Oloris(wives of monarchs) at the Onisan Palace, Isan Ekiti, Oye government Area of the State.
She urged the Oloris to use their positions to enlighten the people on the necessity to watch all safety protocols and join hands with the govt within the battle to curtail the coronavirus.
Erelu Fayemi urged the council of Oloris and therefore the people present at the occasion to understand that any government in power is for a limited time, stressing that the monarchs are the everlasting Excellencies that the people will believe most of the time for guidance.
She also canvassed support for the various policies of the Dr Kayode Fayemi- led administration, including the Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
She said: “As we all know that there’ll not be pardon for any Gender-Based Violence (GBV) offenders in our State. Ekiti State is one state being emulated by other States when it involves the problems of Gender-Based Violence and fighting for the rights of each woman and therefore the vulnerable amongst us.”
Mrs Fayemi who stressed that Ekiti State ranked number three in Female Genital Mutilation urged the Oloris to use their platforms and influence to assist within the fight against Female Genital Mutilation.
She said the govt was prepared to empower FGM practitioners who are able to leave the practice in exchange for a more vibrant livelihood.
The Governor’s wife also urged the Oloris to hitch her in doing more for the elderly in their communities by being conscious of their various needs, including monetary, food and health care.
Erelu Fayemi who lauded the Oloris for his or her steadfastness said they’re going to play critical roles within the Entrepreneurship Empowerment programs that the govt is about rolling out.
In her welcome address, the President Ekiti State Council of Oloris, Olori Eyesorun Abosede Adejugbe, the Olori of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, HRM Oba Rufus Adejugbe, represented by Apalufin of Aisegba, Olori Funke Omotoyinbo., thanked the Wife of the Governor for her passion in fighting for ladies within the state and for her kind gesture towards everyone.
Present at the occasion are the Host, HRM Oba Ayodele Adejuwon, the Onisan of Isan Ekiti, The Oloye of Oye, HRM Oba (Sir) Oluwole Ademolaju Adugbole III, The Chairman of Oye localgovernment Hon. Foluso Ojo represented by the Director of Administration, Oye government , Mr Gbenga Sanya and a number of other dignitaries, sons, and daughters of Isan-Ekiti.’