Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Thursday, received Mr. Adeoye, the Ekiti man in a trending video, who rejected his son for breaking the COVID-19 lockdown rule and traveled from Lagos to Ekiti.
He was received at the Governor’s office, at Ado Ekiti and also honored with an appointment as the State’s COVID-19 ambassador.
The State Government revealed this in a statement on its official Twitter handle with the video of the governors meeting with Mr. Adeoye who was described as self-disciplined and selfless.
In the viral video on social media, the man was seen explaining that he refused to let his son into his house because he hadn’t gone through the process of self-isolation first, having returned from Lagos.
He insisted that the young man who traveled against his wish must go through the normal process of self-isolation.
A statement confirming his visit to the Government House and his subsequent appointment said, “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.”