The Ondo State Government has reiterate its stand regarding the ban on late hour activities of night clubs, pubs and public bars.
This government’s position was contained in a statement made available to Journalists by state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.
The statement read, “The Ondo State Government notes with deep concern, the rising cases of insecurity in the state, especially the capital, Akure.
“Specifically, these noticeable cases are traceable to the activities of cult groups and ancillary circumstances. Further to this, 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 doubt.
It noted that, “in the light of the foregoing, Government wishes to reiterate its ban on late hour activities of Night Clubs, Pubs and Public Bars. Succinctly, any violation of this ban from 12 midnight shall be met with a commensurate action by relevant authorities.
“For emphasis, no night club, pub or public bar must operate beyond midnight, starting from today, Thursday July 8, 2021.”
The warning also noted that, relevant security agencies, including the Amotekun Corps, have been briefed and directed to carry out this renewed vigour and directive in this regard.