Governor (Dr.) Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

Coronavirus: Ekiti begins arrest of nose mask defaulters

*Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi frowns on deliberate lack of compliance with most COVID-19 regulations, say Commissioner

*Mobile courts established to try offenders, impose adequate sanctions on offenders

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In impressing the very significance of the personal protective equipment (PPE) on the populace, sequel to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, the Ekiti State Government of Nigeria says it will begin to arrest those refusing to wear nose masks in public places from Monday, July 20, 2020.

Wale Fapounda, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, informed newsmen Sunday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, that there would henceforth be stiffer penalties for those who fail to comply, agency report said.

Fapounda said Governor (Dr.) Kayode Fayemi was particularly worried about the deliberate lack of compliance with most COVID-19 regulations in the state.

According to the Commissioner for Justice, the governor has ordered full enforcement of all other COVID-19 regulations in the state henceforth.

He cited some of the precautionary regulations ignored by residents to include compulsory wearing of face masks in public places and observance of social distancing.

Mobile courts have been established to try offenders and impose adequate sanctions such as fines and community service, stated Fapounda.

He further explained that commercial motorcyclists and road transport workers whose passengers refuse or neglect to wear nose masks would be held liable, he disclosed.

The Attorney-General restated the commitment of the Fayemi administration to the protection of human rights while enforcing the regulations.

The Ministry of Justice has already issued a directive ordering security agents to respect the rights of residents while discharging their duties.

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