Ogun: Gov Abiodun bans okada riders, buses; extends curfew hours

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has banned commercials motorcyclists, often called Okada riders from all main roads within the state, ranging from 10m on Wednesday tonight until 6am on Friday.

Gov Abiodun additionally stated the operations of all business buses are additionally suspended from the identical time until Friday morning.

The Governor, in an announcement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin on Wednesday, stated these are components of further security measures to make sure that the 60th Nigeria Independence “is widely known in an environment of peace and safety.”

Abiodun added additional that there might be 10pm to 6am curfew for 2 days from Wednesday until Friday.

In line with him, taxi cabs are permitted to function inside the hours outdoors the each day curfew interval, saying, nonetheless, that the variety of passengers stays a most of three.

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With a view to obey COVID-19 protocols, the Ogun State Authorities stated it has opted for a low-key celebration of the 60th Independence anniversary.

The assertion by Somorin confirms that Abiodun has relocated venue of actions earlier scheduled to carry on the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, to the Arcade Floor of the State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, all in Abeokuta.

It was acknowledged that admission to the venue might be strictly by invitation as “safety and different aides of invited friends won’t be allowed into the premises.”

“All attendees on the operate are to watch the COVID-19 protocols, together with carrying of face masks to guard themselves and their family members.

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“All types of gathering within the state, besides the State introduced Independence Day Anniversary programme, are restricted to a most of 20 individuals from 10.00pm tonight until 6.00am on Friday. No procession in anyway is allowed.

“Homeowners and operators of lodges, suites, visitor homes, motels, and such institutions offering lodging ought to observe that the restriction on operations has not been lifted.

“The police, army and all safety companies have been directed to implement these measures,” it was stated.

In the meantime, Abiodun has congratulated all Nigerians on the event, whereas advising them to rejoice quietly at house and pray for the nation.

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