Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the curfew in the state occasioned by the violence that resulted from the EndSARS protests across the state.
Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Friday while briefing reporters at the Lagos House in Marina.
“We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning, and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm.
“For emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out, to go wherever you wish till 6pm in the evening,” he said.
He added, “We will look at the curfew on Saturday and Sunday and we will come back to you on what will happen in the days – Monday, Tuesday, and into the week.”
“We have commenced the clean-up of the city because the city needs a whole lot of clean-ups; a whole lot of roadblocks, tires burnt on the roads.
“So, LAWMA (officials), as you have seen, are out already and they will be working all through the night and in the event that they do not finish, I want to admonish and appeal to motorists and our citizens to be careful.
“If you do not need to go out, please stay at home, and if you must go out, please drive with a lot of caution because there’s still a lot of tires, barricades, and a lot of broken bottles on the roads,” he pleaded.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has also reviewed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the state on Monday to restore normalcy as a result of the disturbances that greeted the #ENDSARS protest in the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, who confirmed this in a statement said, the curfew will now commence from 4pm to 6am daily, starting from Friday, October 23, and would be reviewed after 72 hours.
The statement urged residents of the state to adhere strictly to the new directive and reassured them that the Obaseki-led administration remains committed to the security of lives and property.
He further enjoined Edo people to go about their normal businesses and return home before the kick-off of the 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.
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October 23, 2020