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The Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has lifted the 24 hour curfew in the state following security report after the governor met with security chiefs in the state.
The press statement unedited:
EndSARS: Ondo Lifts Curfew
The Ondo State Government wishes to announce the lifting of the 24 hour curfew earlier imposed in the wake of the #EndSARS protests. This is with effect from Saturday, October 24, 2020.
The decision to lift the curfew follows consultations between the Governor Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu, SAN and security chiefs in the State after a preliminary assessment of the security situation in the State.
Governor Akeredolu, while giving approval for the lifting of the curfew, said the decision was mostly encouraged by the relative peace in Akure, the State capital.
“The relative peace in the State capital, Akure appears very encouraging just as the people’s resolve, especially the youths, not to allow brigandage under any guise is equally palpable. It is, therefore, only normal that law abiding residents are allowed to go about their legitimate businesses”, Governor Akeredolu asserted.
Government however, emphasises the need for all to be vigilant and law-abiding. This is more so, that security agencies deployed to strategic areas of the State capital are under strict directives to enforce law and order for the enforcement of permanent peace.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation,
October 23, 2020