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Nigeria at 60: Lagosians advised to observe quiet celebration

Governor Sanwoolu on a visiti to the Oyingbo market in Lagos on 30 September

The Lagos State Government has cancelled the celebration of the 60th Independence anniversary billed for the 1st of October 2020.

The government says the decision was taken due to the effects of the Covid19 pandemic.

A statement by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled.

The statement further said Mr Sanwo-Olu “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.”

Omotoso said the Governor urged Lagosians “not to relax their vigilance against COVID-19 so as not to reverse the gains that the state had 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 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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