The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has sent a huge message to the Edo State Government with respect to COVID-19 pandemic cases in the country and the metropolitan city of Benin
Naija News learnt that In a bid to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the first class Oba asked that Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to order a total lockdown and a curfew within the state.
The monarch also stated that Governor Obaseki should in addition direct the that there should be no movement into and out of the state.
In a letter to the governor, dated April 16, he also called for strict enforcement of the ‘stay-at-home’ order, observance of the social distancing and other health and safety protocols advice given by health experts.
The letter read in part, “Your Excellency, we respectfully wish to invite your attention to the incident of Covid-19,(Coronavirus) pandemic and the attendant risk of its continued spread among the people of Edo State.