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Lagos State Govt Urges Religious Leaders To Intensify Safety Protocols To Avert The Second Wave Of COVID-19

The Lagos State Government has urged Religious leaders to intensify safety protocols to avert the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, at the 2020 International Day for Tolerance, Anofiu Elegushi, the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, while appealing to the Religious Leaders to strictly adhere to the safety protocols of the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, also stated that the Government is also going to sanction any religious house that failed to comply with regulations.

He said:

“At this juncture, let me admonish our beloved people not to relent in supporting and understanding the efforts of the Lagos State Government. We should not let down our guards; it is not yet Uhuru. The battle against this dreaded virus is not over. All guidelines and safety protocols of mitigating COVlD-19 should still be stringently adhered to.

“We are all aware that some countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom and France, are currently experiencing the second wave of the virus. We cannot afford to allow this to happen. I beseech us to continue to use our face masks, wash our hands frequently and maintain social distance in public places, while also using alcohol-based hand sanitisers from time to time to combat the transmission,”

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