The Oyo State government has come out to say that it has begun community reporting that will name and shame anyone who violates COVID-19 guidelines via the use of Geographical Information System (GIS).
The Chairperson, Oyo State COVID-19 Containment and Decontamination Project, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo revealed this in Ibadan today at a stakeholders’ town hall meeting of residents.
According to him, the reason why the stakeholders were brought together is that the compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols in the state has been below 50 percent thus far.
He added that Gov Seyi Makinde has done what he needs to do for the state and the responsibility now rests on residents to do the needful.
His words, “All the stakeholders present are leaders in their own right and we want them to know that they need to exert that influence over their network with a view to ensuring compliance of all the preventive measures of COVID-19.
“Gov Seyi Makinde has done what he needs to do for the state. The responsibility now rests on us the citizens to do the needful.
“For a lot of banks with overwhelming crowds the governor is not the one to fix their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) that are not functioning.
“If you go to most banks, you will find out that out of seven ATMs one would be working to serve the people.
“There is a need for stakeholders to be responsible and that is why we are here. We actually extracted commitment from them.
“And not only that, we have a compliance reporter, which is a citizen’s app for self policing. What that will do is that we will know who to hold responsible.
“All the stakeholders must do everything they have to do for us to be safe.”
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