Adeoye, the man whose son sneaked into Ekiti State from Lagos has been appointed COVID-19 Response Ambassador in the state by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
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A video of Adeoye refusing his son entrance into his house for flouting lockdown directives and traveling through states under the order went viral on social media on Thursday.
The governor on Thursday received Adeoye at the Governor’s office, Ado Ekiti where he stated that he (Adeoye) will help to propagate the message as a member of the COVID-19 Task Force.
In a Tweet, Fayemi said “In accordance with existing regulations, denying his son entry into his household having travelled from places under Federal lockdown against his fatherly advice, Mr. Adeoye has proved to be a worthy ambassador of Ekiti State’s resolve to end the #COVID19 pandemic.
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“The Government and the good people of Ekiti State are very proud of this chivalrous act of courage and principle which are the hallmarks of the Ekiti person.
“Mr. Adeoye represents the kind of self-discipline, selflessness, and sense of collective responsibility that Ekiti State and Nigeria need desperately today to progress.
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“Ekiti State will in future recognise Mr. Adeoye’s valour as an example of the rebirth of Ekiti Values Orientation which is the central focus of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration”.