Oyo denies lifting ban on public gatherings


* Statement by one Adenuga is fake – Oyo Govt

*Churches, Mosques are advised to obey existing restriction order.

Oyo State Government said there was a fake press statement in circulation, referencing some Executive Orders allegedly issued by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde.

According to the government, “The individual who signed the statement is one Adeniran Adenuga, who assumed the title of ‘Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor.”

Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media Jide Ajani said this fake news was not from Governor Makinde’s Media Office and the so-called Executive Orders were FALSE IN ALL MATERIALS PARTICULAR.

He said “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.”

He added that 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,” Ajani said.

He advised members of the public to ignore the statement.

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