COVID-19: Oyo State Government denies lifting ban on public gathering

The Governor of Oyo state ,Engr Seyi Makinde has reinstated his plan to enforce lockdown on public gathering to curb the spread of the ravaging coronavirus in the state.

images (22)This message was contained in a statement released on Thursday,May 21, 2020 through GSM media team social media handle.

The Team advised the public to disregard the fake news being purported by one Mr Adediran Adenuga,who said that oyo state government has lifted ban on social gathering.

GSM Team emphasized that Churches and Mosques must obey the existing restriction order.
The statement reads “There is a fake press statement presently in circulation, referencing some Executive Orders allegedly issued by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
“The individual who signed the statement is 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 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 kickstarted.

“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”.

He concluded.

Olabode Olabisi