The Lagos state government has cancelled the Independence Day parade expected to hold on Thursday October 1. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who opted for a lowkey celebration due to the Coronavirus pandemic, directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled.
In the statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Sanwo-Olu 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. The statement partly read;
“The governor 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. “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”.