By Babajide Okeowo
In a bid to allow citizens and residents of Oyo State to spread the joy of yuletide season, the state government has given churches in the state the go-ahead to hold cross-over service.
This is according to a statement by Governor Seyi Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, he stated that the 12 am to 4 am curfew earlier imposed on states by the Federal Government has been lifted.
“Following a review of the pronouncement of the Technical Team of the Task Force on COVID-19 in Oyo State on 29th December 2020, His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, FNSE, has magnanimously directed that the 12 midnight to 4 a.m. curfew be lifted.
The governor has also warned citizens and residents of Oyo State to ensure strict compliance with the guidelines, protocols and advisories as laid down by the OYO State COVID-19 Task Force aimed at limiting the transmission of the disease in our communities.
Secondly, he has directed that enforcement of these guidelines and protocols in accordance with the law will be applied as appropriate, enjoining individuals and organizations to comply and by so doing ensure that we all spread the joy of this season and not the virus” the statement reads
Recall that the state task force on COVID-19 had earlier called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Oyo State chapter to adhere strictly to the 12 am to 4 am curfew imposed by the federal government.