Enugu govt lifts 24-hour curfew in Enugu metropolis effective from 7am on Sunday, October 25

By AdvocateNews on 24/10/2020

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Announces 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily until further notice

The Enugu State Government has announced an adjustment on the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state.

According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the adjustment was following the hardship occasioned by the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu metropolis in the face of the #ENDSARS protests.

Consequently, Aroh stated that “the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7am on Sunday, 25thOctober, 2020”.

He added that “in its place, a 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6pm on Sunday, 25thOctober, 2020 until further notice”.

While disclosing that “the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command and other Security Agencies are hereby directed to ensure full compliance with this order” the Information Commissioner pointed out that “persons involved in delivery of essential services such as Health Care Workers, staff of Water Corporation, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Fire service, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, etc, shall continue to attend to their duties”.

Full text of the statement reads as follows:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Following the hardship occasioned by the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas in the face of the #ENDSARSprotests, Enugu State Government hereby rejigs the curfew as follows:

1.  The 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7am on Sunday, 25thOctober, 2020. 

2.   In its place, a 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6pm on Sunday, 25thOctober, 2020 until further notice.

3.  Persons involved in delivery of essential services such as Health Care Workers, staff of Water Corporation, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Fire service, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, etc. shall continue to attend to their duties.

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command and other Security Agenciesare hereby directed to ensure full compliance with this order.

Dated this 24th day of October, 2020

Nnayelugo Chidi Aroh

Hon. Commissioner for information

Posted 24/10/2020 11:09:16 PM

 

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