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JUST IN: Gov Fayemi appoints former Road Safety staff in viral video as Ekiti COVID-19 ambassador

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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has appointed Mr Femi Adeoye, who reported his son for sneaking into Ekiti from Lagos, as the state’s COVID-19 response ambassador. 

The Ekiti State Government announced the appointment in a statement on Thursday. 

Adeoye, retired road safety officer, had been seen in a video which went viral on social media asking his son to get tested for Coronavirus or isolate himself for 14 days before he would allow him into the house.

His son was said to have defied his instruction to remain in Lagos until the pandemic was over by traveling from Lagos to Ekiti State despite the lockdown in those states. 

Governor Fayemi hosted Adeoye at the Ekiti State government house on Thursday, where he handed him his appointment letter. 

The Ekiti government had commended Adeoye, “for refusing to cover-up his son’s travel history and for denying him access into the house without confirming his COVID-19 status. Mr Adeoye epitomizes the Ekiti ethos of selflessness, which places greater premium on the collective good of the society above personal and emotional considerations. This is the core of the Values Orientation policy of the Fayemi-led Administration.”

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