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Governor Gboyega Oyetola has suspended the 24-hour curfew on the state as all activities are now allowed to return to normalcy.

Oyetola made this known, on Friday, in a press realease Signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG Prince Wole Oyebamiji and made available to newsmen.

Reacall the curfew was declared on Tuesday as a result of high tension in break of law and order which resulted to vandalization and looting by suspected hoodlums.

Accoding to the press release “After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Ggboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.

He commended residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew.

He also commended the protesting youths for displaying high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.

The press release reads partly “The suspension is to allow members of the public approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses.

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“However, Government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise.

“Government remains committed to the cause of our youths and the #EndSARS protesters and shall take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met.

“Considering Government’s commitment and determination to meet the demands of the protesters, we appeal to the protesting youths to suspend their protest and engage Government in a dialogue.

“All citizens and residents are enjoined to be peaceful and to be law abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect them and their property.

“May God continue to bless and keep the State of Osun.”

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