Video: Ekiti dad who refused to welcome son in viral video, appointed ‘COVID-19 Ambassador’

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has appointed Mr. Adeoye as a COVID-19 Response Ambassador in the State.

Mr. Adeoye is the Ekiti father who trended on social media yesterday after he refused to let his son who returned from Lagos to enter his house. He has insisted that the son who sneaked into the state be quarantined for 14 days and tested before he can allow him in.

After the video went viral, the governor on Thursday invited 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.

“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”.

Watch video of their meeting below.

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