Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has suspended the 24-hour curfew imposed across the state to forestall breakdown of law and order.
The government had on Tuesday declared the curfew following the hijack of the #EndSARS protests by hoodlums.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, on Friday, the government said it noted the high level of compliance with the curfew.
It said the suspension of the curfew is from Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.
The government warned that it would not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise.
“We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew,” the statement read.
“We equally commend our youths for displaying high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.
“After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.
“The suspension is to allow members of the public approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses.
“However, Government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise.
“Government remains committed to the cause of our youths and the #EndSARS protesters and shall take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met.
“Considering Government’s commitment and determination to meet the demands of the protesters, we appeal to the protesting youths to suspend their protest and engage Government in a dialogue.
“All citizens and residents are enjoined to be peaceful and to be law abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect them and their property.
“May God continue to bless and keep the State of Osun.”