Ogun Government Declares Two-Day Curfew for Independence Celebration

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced that there would be 10pm to 6am curfew for two days across the state starting from from Wednesday tonight, as part of efforts to ensure that 60th Independence Anniversary is celebrated in an atmosphere of peace and security.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said restriction of operations of commercial motorcyclists from all major roads in the state and suspension of operations of all commercial buses would begin at 10pm Wednesday night to 6am on Friday

The governor also explained that Taxi cabs were permitted to operate within the hours outside the daily curfew period, while all forms of gatherings in the state were restricted to a maximum of 20 persons from 10pm tonight till 6am on Friday. 

Governor Abiodun pointed out that his administration opted for a low-key Independence Anniversary celebration as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that grand finale of the nation diamond anniversary earlier scheduled to hold at June 12 Cultural Centre, had been rescheduled to hold at arcade group Oke Mosan Abeokuta.

While urging residents of the state to monitor and report any suspicious movements in their neighbourhood, 

Governor Abiodun said his administration was committed to ensure security of lives and property during and after the 60th Independence Anniversary.

Bolanle Adesida

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