Oyo dusk-to-dawn curfew still in force – Makinde

Oyo state government, Thursday, said the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the state by Governor Seyi Makinde to curtail spread of Coronaviirus is still in office.

This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, made available to Blueprint in Ibadan.

According to the statement, the curfew was part of measures to curtail the spread of the COVID-19, and that it still remained in force in the state, adding, “The government will inform the general public if there will be a review to the curfew arrangement.”

The statement further said, “As  of April 8, 2020, the funds in the three accounts domiciled in First Bank, UBA and Unity Bank stand at N200 million, while donations in food items and other materials worth close to N50 million have also been received.

“First Bank of Nigeria, ADRON Homes and Properties Ltd donated N20 million each; a former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and former governorship hopeful of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), who is now a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Aderemi Oseni donated N10 million each.”

“One of the founding leaders of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, and the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) donated N5 million each.

“Besides the cash donations, some groups, corporate entities and individuals have also made donations such as foodstuffs, drinks and other items worth millions to the state’s Food Security and Emergency Task Force.

“Some of the food products donated to the state include rice, beans, garri, yam and vegetable oil, among others. Other items donated to the state government include hand sanitisers, medical items, knapsack sprayers and buckets.

“Details of the donations have been published on Oyo state website: www.oyostate.gov.ng as of April 8, 2020.”

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