Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on Lagosians and other residents not to attend or host any events that will breach the COVID-19 safety measures during the Yuletide and beyond.
While wishing them a very happy and joyful celebration, he described this year’s celebration as unusual, given the spike in the case of coronavirus pandemic.
He said, “It is a fact that this year’s celebration is an unusual one, where we are expected to cut back on the usual and age-long tradition of family get- togethers, visits to friends and loved ones because of the pandemic that has spiked in recent days.
“The lesson of Christmas in itself is one of love and sacrifice by our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are to demonstrate this love for one another by ensuring we observe all the COVID19 safety protocols so we do not spread the virus.
“This yuletide season will demand that we give up all acts that can increase community spread of the virus – by not hosting and attending events that will breach safety protocols.
“By the grace of God, we will have more Christmas celebrations in good health and more prosperity in the years to come.
“I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year in advance.”