…As Hotels, Bars, Clubs Pay N250,000, Churches, Mosques, N100,000
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Following the increase in cases of Covid-19 pandemic in the state, Osun State Government has rolled out fines for defaulters.
The government said it will begin enforcement of stronger punitive measures which will include the deployment of Mobile Courts, imposition of fines on defaulters and more stringent enforcement exercises by the Joint Task Force from. August 3, 2020.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi, who also doubles as the State Chairman, COVID-19 Task Force.
According to the statement, “Having examined the rising figures of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State in recent times, Osun State Government of is worried that in spite of the various measures taken to ensure the safety of its citizens, some individuals and institutions have continued to aid the spread of the virus through their flagrant disregard for government’s guidelines.
“Hotels, clubs and bars that flout COVID-19 safety protocols shall be closed and fined N250,000 before they can be reopened. Defaulting worship centres shall be closed and fined N100,000 before they can reopen. Private Hospitals caught treating COVID-19 patients shall have their establishments shut and the owners’ practicing license withdrawn
“Individuals who flout the safety protocols of the State Government, after being tried, shall be sentenced to community service. Motorcycles that exceed approved loading capacity shall be seized and fined N2,000. Buses and mini-buses that violate the approved loading capacity shall be seized and fined N5,000.”