Sanwo-Olu gave the directive, in a statement, released late Wednesday evening, through the state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo.
As part of precautionary measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus pandemic COVID-19, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of all public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020.
Also Few hours after Nigeria confirms five new cases of coronavirus, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday banned all religious gatherings of over 50 people within the state as part of move to curb the spread of the virus. The decision was arrived at after a meeting with religious leaders affected, especially Sunday church services and Friday Juma’at prayers
To ensure compliance, the commissioner disclosed that a 15-member committee comprising representatives of Muslims and Christians, would be deployed to ensure that none of the religious organisations violates the law.
The meeting also agreed that the Federal Government should shut down borders, especially land borders to checkmate the influx of foreigners into Lagos in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
My Dear Lagos State Governor, while you consider places of worship, schools and social gatherings, please don’t forget your BRT buses where more that 40 sit together while more than 30 are standing….
Imagine Lagos State bans public worship in churches and mosques. In actual fact, people should not be stoped from worshipping their God because our help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Look at the over crowded BRT bus stops due to inefficient transport services. Look at the over loaded BRT buses, 43 seated 30 standing. Worst than the days of molue. Don’t ban people going to worship their God. Ban standing and stuffing people in BRT busses.
This is a potential channel corona can get people not in church or mosque .