As part of the efforts to address the insecurity in the state, the Ondo State Government has reaffirmed that the ban on nightclub activities is still in force.
The statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, on Thursday evening, declared that the government was concerned over the rising cases of insecurity in the state, particularly the capital, Akure.
In accordance with the statement, the obvious cases of insecurity are traceable to the activities of “cult groups and ancillary circumstances.”
The statement read, “Night clubs and their late hour activities have heightened this ugly situation. Most importantly, such locations along major roads in the state capital are most culpable. This is abhorrent, without a doubt.
“In the light of the foregoing, government wishes to reiterate its ban on late hour activities of nightclubs, pubs, and public bars. Succinctly, any violation of this ban from 12 midnight shall be met with commensurate action by relevant authorities.
“For emphasis, no nightclub, pub or public bar must operate beyond midnight, starting from today, Thursday, July 8, 2021.
The commissioner said that the relevant security agencies, which include the Amotekun Corps, have been briefed and instructed to carry out “this renewed vigour and directive in this regard.”
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