Osun State Authorities on Wednesday disclosed that there shall be no Independence Day parade inside the State in the midst of the nation’s sixtieth anniversary on October 1.
The selection to cancel the Independence day parade was, in response to the federal authorities, part of the precautionary measures in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commissioner for Dwelling Affairs, Hon Tajudeen Lawal, who launched the selection in a press launch, acknowledged the place of the federal authorities was necessary to make it possible for the flattening curve of the pandemic stays so as there is a danger of spreading the virus in a excessive-density gathering.
Lawal acknowledged: “The Osun State Authorities is by this medium informing the general public that this 12 months’s Independence Day celebration shall be with out the identical previous fanfare and parades.
“Although it is a landmark celebration of our good nation, the State Authorities is urging residents to take responsibility for his or her safety by sustaining social distancing, sporting their face masks in public places, washing their arms often, and typically adhering to totally different safety necessities set by the federal authorities and the Nigeria Centre for Sickness Administration.