Ekiti Govt Lifts Curfew, Restrictions On Religious Gatherings



Ekiti State government has announced the lifting of the curfew imposed on the state. It also approved the lifting of the restrictions placed on religious gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, effective from 6am today.

According to a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Honourable Akin Omole, the decision to lift the curfew was taken after an assessment of the security situation and the restoration of relative peace in the state.

The commissioner said the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi took the decision to lift the curfew and the stop the COVID-19-induced restrictions on religious gatherings across the state.

He said churches and mosques are now free to open for worship without restrictions, but however emphasized the need for worshippers to continue adhering to the COVID-19 protocol.

Omole admonished that they must wear face-masks, maintain social distancing and properly wash their hands or sanitize their hands before joining their respective congregations.

He also stressed the need for residents of the state to be law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report suspicious movement to relevant authorities.

He also assured that the government would leave no stone unturned towards ensuring the safety of lives and property of the people in the state.

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