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Covid-19: Dad who rejected his son after sneaking into Ekiti State, gets government appointment

Kayode Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has appointed one Mr Femi Adeoye, as the state’s COVID-19 response ambassador. 

Kemi Filani News recalls that Mr Femi Adeoye went viral on Wednesday after he reported his son for sneaking into Ekiti from Lagos.

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

The Ekiti government 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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The statement further reads “He will help to propagate the message as a member of the COVID-19 Task Force in the State.By, 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 resolve to end the COVID-19 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 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.

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.”

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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. 

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