BREAKING: Gov Oyetola Relaxes Curfew From 6am To 8pm

BREAKING: Gov Oyetola Relaxes Curfew From 6am To 8pm




Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has relaxed the curfew imposed on the state from 6 am to 8 pm daily.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji, on Wednesday. The relaxation of the curfew takes effect from Thursday, October 29.

The statement read in part, “Following the high level of compliance with the 24-hour curfew declared last Saturday to forestall further breakdown of law and order in the State, the Governor of the State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has approved the relaxation of the curfew period, effective from tomorrow, Thursday, October 29, 2020.

“Consequently, the curfew will now run from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily.

“Security operatives will still remain on the streets to enforce the new curfew directive with a view to further maintaining law and order.

“Also, all motorcycle operators will now operate from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm daily as earlier announced.

“This will subsist even after the curfew is completely lifted.”

The statement further said, “As we all know, the curfew was never declared in the first instance to inflict hardship on our people but to protect them and return normalcy to the State.

“We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last five days of the curfew.

“We also laud our youths for displaying a high sense of maturity and understanding in calling off any form of protest in light of the prevailing circumstances.

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“Government remains committed to the cause of our youths and shall take every necessary step to ensure their welfare.

“Government also commends those who took advantage of the amnesty period to return looted items in line with the Omoluabi ethos for which we are known.

“Whistle Blowers could still reach out to us on 08187187678 for information on looted items. However, effective from tomorrow, Thursday, October 29, anyone found to be in possession of any looted item will be arrested, investigated and prosecuted as earlier announced.”