Oyo State government has said that there is no lifting of the ban on public gatherings, including churches and mosques.
The government, in a release issued by Special Adviser on Media Jide Ajani, enjoined the people of the state to discard the fake press statement presently in circulation, referencing some Executive Orders allegedly issued by the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
According to the release, the individual who signed the statement is one Adeniran Adenuga, who assumed the title of ‘Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor.’
The release reads in part: “This fake news is not from Governor Makinde’s Media Office and the so-called Executive Orders are FALSE IN ALL MATERIALS PARTICULAR.
“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.
“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.
“Members of the public are please advised to ignore the statement.”