Fayemi lifts curfew in Ekiti


Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Saturday lifted the curfew imposed on the state as well as all restrictions imposed on worship centers.

Fayemi had imposed the curfew in the wake of the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.

The governor announced the lifting of the curfew in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akin Omole titled, ‘Ekiti Lifts Curfew On State And Restrictions On Religious Worships’.

According to the statement, “Ekiti State Government has lifted the curfew imposed on the state with effect from 6am on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

“The decision to lift the curfew was taken after an assessment of the security situation and the restoration of relative peace in the State.

“Dr. Kayode Fayemi also approved the lifting of the restrictions placed on religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic with effect from the same date, November 1, 2020.

“He, however, emphasised the need for worshippers to continue adhering to the Covid-19 protocol, adding that they must wear face-masks, maintain social distancing and properly wash their hands or sanitise their hands before joining their respective congregations.

“He also stressed the need for residents in the State to be law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report suspicious movement to relevant authorities, assuring that the State Government would leave no stone unturned towards ensuring the safety of lives and property of the people in the State.”

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