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Sanwo-Olu warns against care-free socialising

By Gbenga Salau
25 December 2020   |   4:11 am
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said there is no justification at this time for socialising without caution.

Abiodun preaches gratitude, moderation
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said there is no justification at this time for socialising without caution.

He threatened to bring the full weight of the law against anybody flouting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety protocols.

Sanwo-Olu stated this yesterday in a briefing after testing negative, having spent 14 days in isolation.

All establishments in Lagos must implement a No-Mask-No-Entry policy for visitors and clients, the governor said, stressing that all socialising should be kept at the barest minimum or completely jettisoned.

His words: “Dear Lagosians, let this Christmas be a period of sober reflection. The quicker we are able to tame this raging virus through responsible behaviour, the higher the likelihood that we will enjoy a 2021 that is not as restrictive and challenging as 2020.

“The choice is ours. If we continue to insist on irresponsible behaviour, then we will have to pay the price, medically, socially and economically. Having survived the infection, I believe I am in a very good position to let you all know that the best outcome is to avoid getting infected.”

OGUN State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has enjoined Nigerians to make moderation and thanksgiving their watchwords during the festive period and beyond.

Abiodun, in his Christmas message to Ogun residents, maintained that though Year 2020 was challenging, those fortunate to survive it should return glory to God and approach the season with thanksgiving.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the governor cautioned that with the second wave of COVID-19, the Christmas celebrations should be done with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols issued by the Federal Government.

Calling attention to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections worldwide, he urged people to think very carefully about their holiday season plans, especially merrymaking.

His words: “The festive season is normally a time to show love, relax and celebrate; but the current situation as occasioned by COVID-19 is far from the ideal.

“Celebrations in approved size of social gatherings without observing the precautions such as social distancing, use of face masks and regular hand washing can very quickly turn to avenues for super spread of the virus and undermine the gains we have recorded so far in the fight against this common enemy.”