Sanwo-Olu eases curfew, announces clean-up of Lagos


The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has eased the curfew imposed on the state, aftermath of the gale of violence which greeted the shooting of unarmed and harmless #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate Lagos on Tuesday.

Residents are now allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm from Saturday (today).

The governor made the announcement on Friday while briefing reporters at the Lagos House in Marina.

Sanwo-Olu said, “We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm.

“For emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out, to go wherever you wish till 6pm in the evening.

“We will look at the curfew on Saturday and Sunday and we will come back to you on what will happen in the days – Monday, Tuesday, and into the week.”

The governor had earlier in the day visited the scenes of destruction of public utilities among others to assess the level of damage.

He told residents that a clean-up exercise of the city of Lagos by the state’s State Waste Management Authority would commence immediately and Lagos must heal fast.

He appealed to residents to try as much as possible to stay at home if it was not very important for them to go out.

He added, “We have commenced the clean-up of the city because the city needs a whole lot of clean-ups; a whole lot of roadblocks, tires burnt on the roads.

“So, LAWMA (officials), as you have seen, are out already and they will be working all through the night and in the event that they do not finish, I want to admonish and appeal to motorists and our citizens to be careful.

“If you do not need to go out, please stay at home, and if you must go out, please drive with a lot of caution because there’s still a lot of tires, barricades, and a lot of broken bottles on the roads.”



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