Ogun shifts border closure to Monday night

The Ogun State Government said it has extended the closure of its borders till Monday night in alignment with the directive of the Federal Government concerning the restriction of movement within and outside its borders.

Governor Dapo Abiodun in a statement said the border closure that was supposed to take effect on Sunday night has been extended till Monday night.

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Abiodun said the adjustment came following the broadcast of the President Buhari concerning restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory Abuja mostly impacted by COVID-19.

He said, “Consequently, as against the earlier announced border closure with neighbouring states and the Benin Republic from midnight of Sunday, 29th of March, 2020, the order has been extended to all forms of movement within and outside the State.

“This will take effect from 11 pm on Monday 30th of March, 2020 as announced by the President in his broadcast.

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“Movement is restricted within and across our borders with neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin, effective from 11 pm on Monday.

“The only exceptions to this restriction are as announced by the President.

“The general public is, once again, enjoined to comply with this directive in the overall interest of all.”

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