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COVID-19: Oyo records six more cases in Ibadan company

Governor of Oyo State, Eng. Seyi Makinde, has confirmed six more COVID-19 cases at iSON Xperiences in Ibadan South West Local Government (LGA) Council Area of the state.

As ta the time of reporting the iSON Xperiences has recorded 149 cases of the virus.

The governor, who heads the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle, on Monday.

He indicated that one more case was also reported from Ibadan South West LGA, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State to 240.

He wrote, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for seven suspected cases came back positive. Six are from iSON Xperiences and one case is also from Ibadan South West Local Government Council Area of Oyo State.

“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 240.”

Oldest Oyo Monarch Dies At 141

The Onilua of Ilua, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Samuel Afolabi, is dead.

Oba Afolabi, believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness, related to old age.

He was said to be 141 years old.

According to a source,the late monarch was born to the Afolabi family in Ilua, in 1879 and was enthroned as king in the community 38 years ago, at the age of 102.

The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju Local Government of the state before his coronation as king, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.

It was learnt that Afolabi’s choice as Oba was unanimously agreed upon by community leaders and king makers of Ilualand at the time.

30 Members of an Organization Test Positive For Covid-19 in Oyo

No fewer than 30 members of staff of an organisation in Ibadan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, confirmed this in a tweet on Saturday.
He further disclosed that the state has recorded 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the state to 107.

He said: “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.

“We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified contact tracing has already commenced. We will give an update on any additional measures that may need to be taken.

“The remaining one case is from Egbeda Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 107.”

Oyo Commissioner Dies At 55, Governor Mourns

The Commissioner for Environment in Oyo State , Kehinde Ayoola , has bided the world farewell after a brief illness.

Ayoola, who was one time Speaker , Oyo State House of Assembly , was said to had been sick for some time before his death on Thursday.

The former representative of Oyo East / West State Constituency between 1999 to 2003 under the Alliance for Democracy , was Speaker between 1999 and 2003 , during the administration of late Lam Adesina.

He was appointed as Commissioner for Environment following Governor Seyi Makinde’ s inauguration in 2019.

Under his watch as the Environment Commissioner, the Oyo State Government inaugurated four environmental tribunals for the enforcement of the state environmental laws.

Reacting to the sad news, Governor Makinde said: “I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning, he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State.”

“I met the late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director-General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director-General for my 2019 campaign.”

“He was a loyal friend with a dedication to duty that cannot be questioned. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace.”
“Rt. Hon. Ayoola will be remembered for his altruistic service to Oyo State since his emergence on the political turf in 1999,” the governor said.

The late Ayoola , a graduate of Animal Science and Environmental Management and Control, Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile – Ife , and married to a Professor of Agronomy , was a member , Association of Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria. He died at the age of 55.

Covid-19 Patients Flee From Isolation Centre In Oyo, Niger and Bauchi

Oyo State has reported that two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Oyo State as well as one each in Niger and Bauchi states have fled from isolation centres.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said the two people who ran away in the state tested positive to the deadly virus.

He said 975 samples had been collected for test.

The governor said the two fleeing patients brought the number of active cases in the state to 31 instead of 33.

Makinde announced the escape of the patients while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 figures in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle.

The tweet reads: “We have received more results from pending COVID-19 confirmation tests. The result of one suspected case came back positive on May 03, 2020. The person is based in Ibadan.

“The results of five suspected cases came back positive on May 04, 2020. Four of these five cases are immigrants and the last person is an Oyo State resident.

“The results of five suspected cases came back positive on May 05, 2020. Four of these five cases are travellers from the North and the last one is an Oyo State resident.

“Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31.”

The Niger State patient is a woman who absconded from the Minna isolation centre.

Health Commissioner Dr. Muhammed Makusidi spoke on Wednesday on the fleeing patient at a media briefing in Minna, the state capital.

He described the escapee as a confirmed case from Kano, saying efforts were being made to trace her whereabouts and bring her back to the centre.

The commissioner expressed fear over the danger she poses to the state if she is left to mingle with other residents.

In Bauchi, Deputy Governor Baba Tela, who is also the Chairman of the Task Force Response Committee on Lassa Fever and Coronavirus, confirmed the escape of the patient.

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