The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has completed his 14 day isolation period and also relaxed the lockdown placed on the state as a cautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The governor, who announced that workers can resume work, however for limited working hours, also disclosed that relief items will be given to 20,000 vulnerable households in the state.
“I just got out of self-isolation this morning and this is the first state function I will perform. I decided to keep away from you in order not to return to self-isolation I had to observe as part of the ways to checkmate the spread of this COVID-19 virus.
“As a responsible government, we deemed it necessary to reach out to the vulnerable ones in our society, despite the financial situation of the state government, which is a direct reflection of the current global recession.
“This first phase of the package will be distributed to at least 20,000 vulnerable households across Ekiti State, while we are hoping to do more as resources permit,” the governor said.