- Ogun state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the state
- The curfew will hold on Wednesday and Thursday, starting from 10pm to 6am
- The state government did not state the reason for the curfew
The government of Ogun state has announced that there will be a dusk to dawn curfew in the state from 10pm on Wednesday, September 30 to 6am on Thursday, October 1.
A statement posted on the Twitter handle of the state government, @OGSGOfficial, indicated that the curfew will be active again on Thursday night, starting from 10pm to 6am on Friday, October 2.
The statement reads:
1. There will be a curfew in Ogun State, effective tonight, 30th September, 2020 from 10:00pm to tomorrow morning, 1st October at 06:00am.
This curfew will again be effective tomorrow at the same time, from 10:00pm to 06:00am on Friday, 2nd October.
2. Commercial motorcycles (popularly called Okada) will not operate on all major roads in Ogun State from 10:00pm tonight, Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 all through to 06:00am on Friday, 2nd October.
3. Commercial buses will not operate in Ogun State from 10:00pm tonight, Wednesday, 30th September all through to 06:00am on Friday, 2nd October.
4. Taxi cabs may operate outside the 10pm-6am curfew.
In other words, they will convey not more than 3 passengers at once between 06:00am (morning) and 10:00pm (night) on Thursday, 1st October and on Friday, the 2nd.
Though the state government did not give reasons for the curfew, Nigerian Tribune reported that it might not be unconnected with security reports and the fact that some groups are planning to hold a rally on October 1.
The newspaper noted that the state government had earlier in the day opted for a low-key celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary of the nation.
The government said this became expedient as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure public health, safety and security.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, urged Nigerians not to despair, saying that a greater Nigeria is possible in the foreseeable future.
Abiodun said no matter the prevailing circumstances, the country has proven to be an enigma, defying all predictions by pundits that it would not survive.
The governor expressed this optimism at a special church service to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters, Ake, Abeokuta, on Sunday, September 27.
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