In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, September, 2020

Lagos Cancels Independence Day Parade

Lagos Cancels Independence Day Parade


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Following the rise of coronavirus pandemic within the state, the Lagos State Authorities has cancelled the deliberate parade for the Independence Day celebration.

An announcement from Lagos Commissioner for Info and Technique, Gbenga Omotoso, additionally famous that different actions would contain the gathering of greater than 50 individuals had been cancelled.

It quoted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as urging Lagosians to not calm down their vigilance in opposition to COVID-19.

It learn partly, “The Lagos State Authorities opted for a low key celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary because of the ravaging results of the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to be with us.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu directed that the deliberate parade and different actions that contain the gathering of greater than 50 individuals needs to be cancelled.

“He congratulates Lagosians on this auspicious event and strongly advises that they need to have fun quietly at residence and pray for the nation. They need to additionally observe the COVID-19 protocols, together with sporting of face masks to guard themselves and their family members.

“The Governor urges Lagosians to not calm down their vigilance in opposition to COVID-19 in order to not reverse the beneficial properties that the state has made in combating the illness. They’re to maintain embracing bodily distancing and washing of palms with cleaning soap and water. Anyone who feels unwell ought to keep indoors and phone well being authorities.

“The police and different safety businesses have been directed to make sure that no person flouts these directives within the curiosity of all of us, particularly now that the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) is warning second wave of the lethal illness may happen.”

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