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Failure To Wear Facemasks Will Attract Six Months Imprisonment – Ogun Government


According to the Governor of Ogun state (Dapo Abiodun) he announced that anyone who is seen moving along the road or street without facemask will be punished and be Imprisoned for aleast six months.

The Governor said this on a briefing due to the ahead of the Eid-el-kabir (ILEYA) celebrations which is taken place between thursday and friday.

He also stated that the state will be not celebrating due to the Coronavirus restrictions which does not allow a large gathering for parties and prayers.

His statement reads as follows;

“We will all therefore have to celebrate solemnly with our families, as the Almighty Allah (SWT) grants us the grace to celebrate more Ileyas in our lifetime,” Abiodun said.

“All current measures and restrictions will remain in place for the general public.

“These include: 10 pm-4 am daily weekday curfew; total weekend lockdown; transport sector restrictions; decontamination and physical distancing; restaurants’ takeaway service allowance; measure compliance by industries; and wearing of facemasks, which if flouted is punishable by up to 6 months’ imprisonment under an extant Regulation and State Law.”

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