The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has appointed the man who refused to let his son step into his house after defying the lockdown rule by traveling from Lagos down to Ekiti.
The Ekiti man was seen in a viral video insisting that his son who has traveled from Lagos would not be allowed into the house without going into self-isolation as the COVID-19 guidelines say because Lagos is one of the high-risk states.
The name who is known for his self-disciplined and selfless act was received by Governor Fayemi on Thursday and was appointed the State’s COVID-19 ambassador.
An official statement that was shared via Twitter through the official twitter handle of the governor with a video attached to its confirmed the appointment.
The statement reads;
“Governor Kayode Fayemi @kfayemi has appointed Mr. Adeoye as a COVID-19 Response Ambassador in Ekiti State. He will help to propagate the message as a member of the COVID-19 Task Force @Ekiti_COVID19 in the State.
“By, in accordance with existing regulations, denying his son entry into his household having traveled from places under Federal lockdown against his fatherly advice, Mr. Adeoye has proven to be a worthy ambassador of Ekiti State’s resolve to end the #COVID19 pandemic.
“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 people.
“Mr. Adeoye represents the kind of self-discipline, selflessness, and sense of collective responsibility that Ekiti State and Nigeria need desperately today to progress.
“Ekiti State will in future recognize Mr. Adeoye’s valour as an example of the rebirth of Ekiti Values Orientation which is the central focus of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s @kfayemi administration.”