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Monday, December 28, 2020

Face mask: We are stepping up advocacy, enforcement, says Lagos


The Lagos State Government said it was stepping up advocacy and enforcement to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, stated this in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday.

Omotosho said due to the population of the state, the state would do more advocacy than harassing those who breached the law.

He said, “The truth is that Lagos is heavily populated. And you need the whole strength of the Nigeria police to enforce that (face mask) in Lagos alone. But the police are doing their best. The safety commission is also doing its best. Today (Sunday), they shut an event centre where a wedding party held yesterday. People raised hell on social media over that event and the government went there to shut it down.

“People who are not wearing face masks and those going to night clubs are being paraded on the television. Last weekend, some popular night clubs were shut down. So, the enforcement is there.

“But what some people want to see is police beating people so that they can put it on social media and start another #EndSARS. In Lagos, we don’t do that. We are stepping up our advocacy and enforcement with a human face.”

The Senior Special Assistant to the state Governor on New Media, Gawat Jubril, on Sunday evening on the social media, said Queens Park Event Centre, Oniru was shut and its licence revoked.

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