The Ekiti State government has lifted the curfew imposed on the state in the wake of the hijack of the #EndSARS protests by hoodlums and miscreants.
The curfew ceases to be in palace with effect from 6am on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
A statement made available to newsmen, the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon. Akin Omole, explained that the decision to lift the curfew was taken after an assessment of the security situation and the restoration of relative peace in the state.
The statement also added that the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, also approved the lifting of the restrictions placed on religious gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from the same date, November 1, 2020.
Omoel stressed that churches and mosques are now free to open for worship without restrictions, but however, emphasized that worshippers must continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks, maintenance of social distancing and proper washing of their hands and/or sanitising their hands before joining their respective congregations.
Stressing the need for residents in the state to remain law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report suspicious movement to relevant authorities, Omole assured that the state government would leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people in the state.