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COVID-19: We’ve Not Lifted Ban On Public Gathering, Says Oyo Govt


…Churches, Mosques are advised to obey existing restriction order.

By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan

The Oyo state government has described as fake, a press statement presently in circulation, referencing some Executive Orders allegedly issued by the state Governor Engr. Seyi Makinde.

A statement issued and signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Jide Ajani indicated that the individual who signed the statement was one Adeniran Adenuga, who assumed the title of ‘Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor.

“This fake news is not from Governor Makinde’s Media Office and the so-called Executive Orders are false in all materials and particular

“Being a member of Oyo State Covid-19 Task Force, I can confirm that no such decisions have been taken.

“Therefore, as of today, there is no lifting of the ban on public gatherings – including churches and mosques.

“Please, treat the statement as FAKE NEWS and another handiwork of enemies of the state.

“Prior to this latest evil scheme, the Oyo State Covid-19 Task Force’s daily update flyer had been cloned and used to post incorrect data.

“On another occasion, they had posted pictures on social media depicting outbreak of violence in Oyo State when the Park Management System was kick-started.

“Individuals who can go to this extreme, vile, and vicious extent, can do anything.

“Members of the public are please advised to ignore the statement,” it stated

Recalled that  the purported fake news that had gone viral on social media across the state, had indicated that the ban on religious worship as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus, has been lifted by the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde with effect from Sunday, May 24,


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