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Ekiti lifts curfew


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Ekiti State Government has lifted the curfew imposed on the State with effect from 6am today Sunday, November 1, 2020.

In a statement made available to newsmen, the State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon. Akin Omole, explained that the decision to lift the curfew was taken after an assessment of the security situation and the restoration of relative peace in the State.

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The commissioner added that the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, also approved the lifting of the restrictions placed on religious gatherings during the corona-virus pandemic with effect from the same date, November 1, 2020.

Stressing that Churches and Mosques are now free to open for worship without restrictions, Omole however emphasized 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 sanitize their hands before joining their respective congregations.

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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.