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Sanwo-Olu cancels Independence Day parades

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babahide Sanwo-Olu has told Lagosians to go for a low key celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled.

According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the governor congratulated Lagosians on the auspicious occasion and strongly advised that they should celebrate quietly at home and pray for the country.

“They should also observe the COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks to protect themselves and their loved ones”.

The governor also urged Lagosians not to relax their vigilance against COVID-19 so as not to reverse the gains that the state has made in fighting the disease.

“They are to keep embracing social distancing and washing of hands with soap and water. Anybody who feels unwell should stay indoors and contact health authorities.’

The statement added that the police and other security agencies have been directed to ensure that nobody flouts the directives given, in the interest of all, especially now that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is warning that a second wave of the deadly disease could occur.

Source: dailypost.ng