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Christmas: Celebrate moderately, be watchful during festivity – Makinde advises residents

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised residents of the state to celebrate the Christmas festival moderately.

Makinde while felicitating with residents of the state on the occasion of this year’s Christmas, urged them to continue to live in love and harmony.

He charged residents to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Makinde in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday through his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, explained that residents must celebrate the Yuletide with caution.

He urged them to observe necessary precautions such as proper sanitisation, use of face mask and maintenance of social distancing, in order to keep the COVID-19 at bay.

He called on Christians and adherents of all other religions in the state to always be at peace and to demonstrate love and brotherliness.

Malinda, while speaking further, insisted that development and progress can only take place in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

He added that security is the responsibility of all and sundry.

He also advised residents to be observant and report any untoward movements in their environments.

“While rejoicing with Oyo State residents, I advise them to do everything in moderation, as the times we are in demand that we remain security-conscious and observe all necessary protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Security is the responsibility of all and sundry, so all residents must be observant and report any untoward movements in their environments.

“The 615 Security Emergency Number is working in Oyo State, please report any suspicion regarding security.

“Similarly, I urge all residents to follow the Own Your Action (OYA) initiative of the state government, by observing proper hygiene, using nose covers and maintaining social distancing”.