Lagos residents will now be allowed to got out from 8am until 6pm following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s relaxation on the ongoing curfew which was imposed due to violence recorded in various parts of the state.
Sanwo-Olu who made the announcement on Friday while briefing reporters at the Lagos House in Marina, said, “we have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm.”
He added, “for emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out, to go wherever you wish till 6pm in the evening.”
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The governor continued, saying that his administration “will look at the curfew on Saturday and Sunday” and return to update residents “on what will happen in the days – Monday, Tuesday, and into the week.”
He also gave an update on what the government was doing following the violence recorded in various parts of the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu, however, urged residents to the mindful of the barricades on the roads while driving, especially at night.
He stated that he had just concluded a tour of hospitals where some of the injured persons, especially the victims of the shooting in Lekki, were receiving treatment.
The governor also hinted that following the destruction of properties as a result of the violence, officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) would embark on a thorough cleaning of the state.
He appealed to residents to try as much as possible to stay at home if it was not very important for them to go out.
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