The Ogun State Government has imposed a 10pm on 6am curfew on the state on Wednesday and Thursday.
This was announced in a statement by Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday.
It said the decision was taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure safety and security.
It also restricted the movement of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly called Okada, from all major roads in the state from 10.pm on Wednesday to 6.00 am on Friday.
“Additional safety measures to ensure that the 60th Independence is celebrated in an atmosphere of peace and security include: “There will be a curfew in Ogun State, effective tonight (Wednesday) from 10:00pm to tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 06:00am.
“This curfew will again be effective tomorrow (Thursday) at the same time, 10:00pm-06:00am.
“Restriction of operations of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly called Okada, from all major roads in the state from 10.pm tonight (Wednesday) all through to 6.00am on Friday.
“Operations of all commercial buses are also suspended from 10.00pm tonight till Friday morning;
“Taxi cabs are permitted to operate within the hours outside the daily curfew period. However, the number of passengers remains limited to a maximum of three only.
“All forms of gathering in the state, except the State announced Independence Day Anniversary programme, are restricted to a maximum of 20 persons from 10.00pm tonight till 6.00am on Friday,” the statement said.
“No procession whatsoever is allowed.
“Owners and operators of hotels, suites guest houses, motels, and such establishments providing accommodation should note that the restriction on operations has not been lifted;
“All residents are to monitor and report any suspicious movements and activities in their neighbourhood to the security agencies.”