Lockdown continues in Easter, says Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State Governor has said that the lockdown in the state will not be relaxed during the Christian celebration of Easter. There were fears that the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) was mounting pressure on South West Governors to relax the lockdown to allow Christians celebrate the Easter Holiday in the country’s most former capital which is most hit by COVID-19.
In a press statement on Thursday evening, Babajide Sanwo Olu dispelled media reports suggesting that the State Government has bowed to pressure to relax the lockdown.
In statement made available to Irohinoodua, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile described as false, a news report in some quarters of the online media, claiming that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the state’s lockdown order for Easter celebrations.
Akosile asked residents of :Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial hub to disregard the report and treat as another fake news.
Akosile said: “the lockdown order was made by the Federal Government, and the state government was carried along. The Governor will not unilaterally relax the restrictions of movement. The purveyors of the fake news are mischief makers who are only interested in undermining the efforts of the state government to combat and curtail the coronavirus disease. Lagosians should be wary of fake news at this time.”