Coronavirus: Gov. Fayemi imposes curfew in Ekiti

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Gov. Kayode Fayemi

By SINL Reporter

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state.

The governor also ordered the shutdown of borders around the state.

Fayemi gave the order in a broadcast on Sunday at the Government House in Ado-Ekiti.

He explained that the decision would be effective for an initial period of 14 days, starting from Monday night, saying it would run from 7pm to 7am each day and warned that legal actions would be taken against violators.

He, however, noted that the shutdown order gave allowance to the transportation of food, drugs, and other essential commodities while those on duties deemed essential would be permitted to move freely.

Governor Fayemi also announced palliative measures, such as the prompt payment of salaries despite the shortage of funds in the state.

Others included the reopening of the Ekiti State Food Bank to mitigate the effects of the period on the vulnerable and setting up modalities to provide stipends for self-employed citizens.

The governor acknowledged that the times were hard but insisted on the need for responsive and responsible actions by leaders at a time like this.

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