The Lagos State Government has opted announced that Independence Day celebration in the state would be low keyed.
This according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso is due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A a communique by Omotoso on Wednesday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled.
The statement said 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”.
The commissioner stated 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.