The Lagos state government has warned religious leaders in the state to intensify adherence to security protocols in their places of worship to prevent the second wave of coronavirus.
The Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said this Monday, during the commemoration of the International Day of Tolerance in Ikeja.
Elegushi said that worship centers needed to take seriously the issue of compliance with the COVID-19 security protocol to avoid another shutdown.
He said that some countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom and France, among others, were currently experiencing the second wave of the virus.
“We cannot afford to allow this to happen, I beg of you to continue wearing our face masks and to wash our hands frequently.
Also, maintain social distance in public places while also using alcohol-based hand sanitizers from time to time to fight infection or transmission. I believe that together we will overcome the scourge.
“Let me reiterate and admonish our dear people not to back down in supporting and understanding the efforts of the Government of the Lagos State.
“We must not lower our guard, as it is not yet ‘Uhuru’, the battle against this dreaded virus is not over yet.
“All safety guidelines and protocols to mitigate COVID-19 must still be strictly adhered to,” the commissioner said.
He said that with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, people’s lifestyles, worldview and global economies had not been the same.
According to him, many people, families have lost their loved ones, they have lost their livelihoods while companies and organizations are being liquidated.
He said that the State Government, in its social responsibilities, had implemented measures to help Small and Medium Enterprises with soft loans and donations.
“The governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had also called on companies not to lay off staff.
“Indeed, we are facing various health and economic challenges right now, but Almighty God has been gracious to us in Nigeria in general and in Lagos State in particular, along with the spirit of resistance known to the locals. from Lagos.
“The state government has watched with a great sense of pride as the residents of Lagos have seized the occasion to partner with the government in the area of support and donations as demonstrated by well-intentioned citizens and businesses to bring relief to residents during and after the blockage resulting from the coronavirus spike.
“It is very commendable that the residents of Lagos tolerated each other.
“During this period, the residents exemplified a heightened sense of humanity whereby everyone looked out for the well-being and well-being of others. This is love in the show, “said Elegushi.