The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has on Saturday, made it clear that residents of the State who work in Lagos State, are banned from moving in and out of the State, as the lockdown eases next week Monday, on May 4.
This was contained in the latest guidelines by the Ogun State Government, over the Federal Government-ordered partial lockdown in the State.
The Governor stated that the lockdown in the State, ends on Sunday, May 10, as a result of the initial grace the State was granted by the President, adding however, that the use of face masks would become mandatory for everyone in public places, effective May 4.
His words: “All Schools remain closed, while Students will continue with their DigiClass.
“All essential service personnel will continue to work despite the lockdown.
“All public religious gatherings remain banned. All pubs, clubs, stadia, public pools, spas, gyms, salons, etc. and all assemblies of more than 15 people, remain banned. Restaurants may open on the approved days for take-out meals only.
“Burials and naming ceremonies are allowed, but there must not be more than 15 people, including the officiating Ministers.
“There is a total ban on inter-State travel (outside Ogun). If you work in Lagos, or any other State, but you live in Ogun State, you are not allowed to go to Lagos or any other State and return to Ogun.”
Recall, that due to the close proximity between Ogun and Lagos States, a good number of the workers in Lagos State, reside in Ogun State, and easily move from State to State for work on a daily basis, before the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
However, what this group of affected workers are supposed to do as regards the inter-State lockdown, remains unknown.