As a number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria rose to 35 with one death recorded, the Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has placed a ban on religious services, weddings, parties and burial ceremonies for the next two weeks.
The governor placed the ban during a live broadcast in Ibadan, where he maintained that all gatherings should be limited to 30 persons or less.
The governor also ordered that all night clubs in Oyo state should be shut down with immediate effect.
Governor Makinde further directed that the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Summit should be postponed indefinitely as well as the Oyo state Agribusiness summit.
The governor, however, appealed to those that the directives may affect to sacrifice for their father’s land so as to prevent untimely death among the people of Oyo state.