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Okada operations suspended as Lagos reels out guidelines “easing” lockdown


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday listed out guidelines for easing the lockdown imposed on the state due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the guidelines is the suspension of commercial motorcycle operation (Okada) across the state while tricycles (Keke Napep) is limited to carrying 2 passengers only.

Commercial buses are only allowed to load 60 per cent capacity with all air conditioners off while handwashing equipment and thermometers must be provided. The governor also mandated that all commuters must wear masks and gloves.


Sanwo-Olu said banks and other companies staffs are only allowed to work between 9am and 3pm with a maximum of 60% capacity on ground while other staff are to work from home.

All places of worship remains closed until further notice so also are all beaches, clubs, gyms, salon, cinemas, swimming pool remains closed.

Schools are also closed till further notice and the governor suggests schools use of the digital space in teaching their students.

Markets are to open on designated days between 9am-3pm, said Sanwo-Olu, without giving specific days yet. The governor however stated that eateries and restaurants are to open between 9am-3pm and are to do only takeout.


Funerals are permitted with only 20 people in attendance and that includes the officiating ministers, he said.

Sanwo-Olu said the 6am to 8pm curfew remains in place as directed by the President Muhammadu Buhari while there will be a review of the guidelines after two weeks.


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