- Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has lifted the ban on movement in Osun state
- The governor had imposed a curfew in the state over the looting and destruction of property by some groups of hoodlums
- Oyetola on Wednesday, November 11, through the commission for information and civic orientation, Funke Egbemode, asked the citizens to go about their lawful duties
After almost one month of the curfew imposed on the state following the EndSARS protests, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has finally suspended the restriction with immediate effect.
The Nation reports that the governor had earlier relaxed the 24-hour indefinite curfew to run from 8:00 pm till 6:00 am daily.
Legit.ng gathered that the state commissioner for information and civic orientation, Funke Egbemode, in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 11, noted that the governor directed the citizens to go about their business and other transactions.
The statement read:
“The government has once again observed the level of compliance to all directives aimed at restoring tranquillity to our dear state, and hereby appreciates the citizens for their patience and understanding. The government also appreciates security agencies for their efforts in maintaining law and order in the state.
“With effect from Wednesday, November 11, residents of the state are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance or restrictions, while security agencies continue to discharge their duties to forestall breakdown of law and order.
“The government urges every citizen to be wary of actions that can upset the peace and harmony that the State is reputed for, and not hesitate to provide useful information to security agencies in case of suspicion of violence in any of our communities."
The commissioner also said that the government urged parents and guardians to continue to caution their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous elements to jeopardize the peace of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that hoodlums in Osun who recently looted state properties in the name of EndSARS protests were given not more than three days to return what they stole.
It was reported that the threat was issued by Governor Oyetola on Sunday, October 25, during his tour around the state to assess the extent of damage done by the miscreants.
Oyetola vowed that the thugs will be made to face the full weight of the law if they fail to do the needful upon the expiration of the grace period.
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