Turning and turning in the widening gyre. The Falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere, The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst, Are full of passionate intensity, Surely some revelation is at hand… – W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming (1919).
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said: “We regret the death of immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajumobi who passed on today, June 25, 2020 at First Cardiologist Consultant; a private COVID-19 approved care facility in Lagos State. The former Governor died from multiple organs failure following complications from COVID-19 infection.”
“As a government, we have plans, whether we receive gifts or not come, to know that we have social responsibility to our people. We are elected to be in government and we owe a duty to them. We must cater for their welfare, not only taking care of their health but also ensuring the well-being of the generality of the populace.”
From law enforcement came reports that most of these okada riders were involved in criminal activities as armed robbers, kidnappers and informants. There are several reported cases where okada riders vanished with their passengers only for the passengers to be sold to ritualists. Yet, others were used as means of escape after robbery operations.