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Sanwo-Olu cancels independence day parade in Lagos

COVID-19 scare: Sanwo-Olu cancels independence day parade in Lagos

To curb the spread of Coronavirus, Governor of Lagos State , Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cancelled the earlier planned public parade and other activities to mark Nigeria’s 60 Independence Day Anniversary on October 1, 2020.

The Announcement on the cancelation of Independence Day was contained in a statement given by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu has directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled.

“He congratulates Lagosians on this auspicious occasion and strongly advises 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.”

Sanwo-Olu, therefore, urged residents not to relax their vigilance against COVID-19 so as not to reverse the gains that the state has made in fighting the disease.

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

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