Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has warned Lagosians and religious organisations against conducting cross-over services and vigils on 31 December, saying the the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government is still in effect.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who just recovered from COVID-19, stated this at a press briefing at the State House, Marina, on Thursday.
According to the governor, the cancellation of the cross-over services/vigils is to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
He insisted that the restrictions laid down by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and relevant health and safety agencies must be adhered to.
He said: “There are not meant to be gatherings. The curfew set by the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) and the PTF (Presidential Task Force on COVID-19) is still active. There is a national curfew from 12 midnight to 4am and that has to be respected. There are no night vigils in any form.
“The instructions are there and all of the restrictions are in place that have been set by the PTF and also the Lagos State Safety Commission.
“So, there are no vigils anywhere. This is just one Christmas, we will have many Christmas. So, you can have your prayers at home.”
See below the video of Governor Sanwo-Olu speaking on the ban of cross-over services in the state as posted on Twitter by Gboyega Akosile, his Chief Press Secretary.