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Lagos State remain lockdown even during easter festival

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The Lagos State government has pronounced that it has no power to end the lockdown currently in place on the state over the coronavirus pandemic during easter celebration

The Commissioner of information in Lagos, Gbenga Omotoso made this known on Thursday while responding to theories in specific quarters that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has loosened up the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

Mr. Omotoso noted that the lockdown was not forced by the state government but by the federal government, under the initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari henceforth, it is just the national government that could end it.

“In the first place, the lockdown is not a device of the state, it’s a directive of the federal government.

“It was declared by the President himself, so if it will be loosened up it will be the federal Government that will report to either loosen  it up or expand it.

“Senator Babajide Sanwo-Olu has not loosened up any lockdown and we beg all of you to keep on being responsive and submit to the standards,” the official told writers.

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Tinubu visits Sanwo-olu, denies leaving Nigeria.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, has paid a solidarity visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, ending the speculation that he travelled out of the country.

Tinubu’s visit to Sanwo-Olu came on Saturday, October 24, at the Marina State House amid a deluge of tragedies occasioned by wanton of destruction in the state by hoodlums. Addressing journalists, the APC leader expressed displeasure with how EndSARS protest transcended into violence that led to the vandalisation of the government properties and private facilities. Clearing the air on the Lekki shooting, Tinubu said his visit to the governor was to ask him if he ordered the operatives of the Nigerian Army to unleash terror on peaceful protest. The APC national leader also debunked the circulation that he was in France during the bedlam, saying it was fake news. “I didn’t go nowhere; I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still a Jagaban.

“Whatever they think. Fake news is all over the place. They say Seyi my son was kidnapped and was chased but look at him. I didn’t pay a penny to bring him here.” Earlier, Tinubu denied having a hand in the killing of some EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate, saying he would never be part of any carnage. In a related development, Governor Sanwo-Olu has lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident. Speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, the Lagos state governor stated that “nobody ordered” the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.

Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera are “necessary installation” removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.

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