Enugu Govt Lifts 24-Hour Curfew

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The Enugu State Government has lifted the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the adjustment was made following the hardship faced by residents of the areas as a result of the curfew.

“The 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7 am on Sunday, 25th October 2020,” the statement partly read.

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

While noting that security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure full compliance of the order, the commissioner said persons on essential duties were however exempted from the curfew.

For Aroh, healthcare workers, staff of Water Corporation, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Fire service, State Emergency Management Agency, among others would continue with their duties.

The state government had earlier restricted movements in the three local councils to curtail violence in the face of the #EndSARS protests.

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 7 am on Sunday, 25th October 2020.
  2. In its place, a 13-hour curfew (6 pm to 7 am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.
  3. Persons involved in the 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 Agencies are hereby directed to ensure full compliance with this order.

Dated this 24th day of October 2020

Nnayelugo Chidi Aroh

Hon. Commissioner for information

Enugu State is in the hands of God!

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