Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said a commercial city like Lagos cannot afford a longtime lockdown as that would cause severe economic and social damages to the people.

The Governor stated this while hinting on possible relaxation of restrictions in the state, in a not too distant time. He said the state is considering reopening all other necessary sectors because a state of its stature cannot afford to keep people and businesses lockdown permanently. 

While speaking at a meeting on Sunday, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the readiness of other key sectors will be assessed through an initiative called Register-to-Open, adding that churches, mosques, restaurants, event centres, and businesses will be visited by government officials to check their readiness. 

He said the measures were not declaration of full resumption stating that the state is not ready for such, even as he could not say categorically, the exact time the reopening will happen.


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