Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has released a new lockdown condition across the state in its preparation for the Post-COVID pandemic era.
It is good news for Ogun State residents as Governor Dapo Abiodun eased down on the Covid-19 lockdown in the state.
Recalled that Ogun State was the second state in Nigeria to record a case of Coronavirus after Lagos, and the Federal government, in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic announced a lockdown which has been extended till now.
Needless to say that people could not move within the state and economic activities were badly affected. However, Ogun state residents were eager for things to come back to normal as neighboring states, Oyo and Lagos have eased the strict rules on their lockdowns.
Fortunately, their wish was granted when the Governor, Dapo Abiodun, addressed the people last week. The Governor stated this on Thursday evening while addressing newsmen on the update of COVID -19 held at his Oke -Mosan office.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, has released an order to ease the lockdown across the state except on weekends. In a speech recorded on Punch newspaper, the governor opined that the lockdown order will be relaxed, except on weekend, till further notice.
THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH
“This second phase has two major elements of further relaxation of the restrictions and expansion in the number of days.
“In contrast to the current three days of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this new phase opens up all the five working days in the week I .e Monday to Friday, with only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown days.
“In addition, there will be no time restriction from Monday to Friday, with the exception of the curfew period from 8 . 00 pm or as may be directed by the President.”
“Let no one make a mistake. COVID – 19 is neither over nor the curve of the spread flattened. From all available data and simulations, we are yet to reach our peak. Consequently, the further easing of the lockdown is not a license to believe the worst is over.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, all the existing guidelines to combat COVID -19 in the state remain in place. In addition, specific guidelines to guide the operations of industries have been issued and must be fully complied with by all industries, as part of preparations for full operations.”
“The curfew from 8 .00 pm to 6. 00 am as directed by the President is still in place.”
“Restrictions on Interstate travel are also retained. Wearing face masks in the public is still mandatory Only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles, otherwise known as okadas, whilst tricycles are limited to two passengers only.”Governor Dapo Abiodun
Is this really good news for the citizens?