– Annouces 48-hours Relaxation
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has re-introduced the 48-hour window of relaxation of total lockdown for two weeks in the State.
Abiodun made this known at a press conference on Friday night held at his private residence in Iperu town, as another two weeks of the lockdown exercise commences on Saturday.
According to him, window of the relaxation covers between the hours of 7am and 2pm on each of these days.
“Ogun State residents will have a window of relaxation from the renewed 14-day lockdown in the State will be Monday (20th April), Wednesday (22nd April) and Friday (24th April, 2020). The period of relaxation will be between the hours of 7am and 2pm on each of these days,
“This means that citizens are expected to remain indoors tomorrow Saturday, April 18, 2020; Sunday, April 19, 2020; Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 as period of the lockdown.
‘‘Let me also re-emphasise that while the window of relaxation is being observed, all interstate and international borders of our dear State will remain closed. As usual, all personnel on essential services will be given access to perform their duties. This window of relaxation of the lockdown will be reviewed from time to time”.
Recall that Governor Abiodun had earlier announced a total lockdown for the additional two weeks, which was a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari, during a national broadcast.
However, Governor Abiodun also urged the people to use the free period to restock on food items during the lockdown.
‘‘I enjoin our people to scrupulously spend the window periods to restock on food items and conduct essential businesses during the period of the extended lockdown. We must understand that we cannot afford to be complacent or lower our guards, even as we maintain this delicate balance between people’s welfare and healthcare”, he said.
The Governor also urged the people to make use of face mask and also maintain social distancing during the free period.