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NIGERIA AT 60: LAGOS STATE SETS TO HOLD LOW-KEY CELEBRATION

The Lagos State Government has said it would be having a low key celebration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.


This was made known on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for information, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso.


He said that the State Government is opting for a small celebration because of the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


According to the Commissioner, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, congratulated all residents of Lagos on the 60th anniversary celebration and urges them to celebrate quietly at home.


The Governor warned all residents to observe all COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks to protect themselves and their loved ones.


He also urged all residents not to relax their vigilance against COVID-19 so as not to frustrate the gains the state has made in fighting the pandemic.


Read Also: LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND VOWS NOT TO COMPROMISE ENFORCEMENT OF TRAFFIC RULES


“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 statement added that the police and other security agencies have been directed to penalize anyone who violates the COVID-19 directives.


Lagos State is Nigeria’s epicenter of the COVID-19 virus with a total of 19,384 total infections and 205 deaths.


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