Oyo State Government has lifted the Federal Government-imposed 12 am to 4 am curfew to allow cross-over services in the state on December 31.
The governor’s spokesman Taiwo Adisa stated this in a release on Wednesday.
The statement reads: “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 government had earlier directed churches to end their cross-over services before 12 midnight on New Year eve to enable worshippers to comply with the curfew.