The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has claimed that he did not order the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in the state as being reported in the media.
The Herald gathered that Governor Sanwo-Olu made the claim on Saturday, March 28, in a Twitter post.
He said there won’t be any curfew in the state contrary to misinformation being peddled around, urging the general public to disregard it.
According to him, “Contrary to misinformation, this is to alert the general public that curfew has not been announced in Lagos State.
“The Governor, Mr. @jidesanwoolu dropped the idea of imposing a curfew in the state meant to allow the fumigation exercise of public space.”
No Curfew In Lagos
Contrary to misinformation, this is to alert the general public that curfew has not been announced in Lagos State.
— Joke Sanwo-Olu (@JokeSanwoolu) March 28, 2020
Earlier, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu reportedly ordered a curfew in Lagos state starting from Sunday to allow the state carry out a comprehensive disinfection due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
According to Nairametrics, Governor Sanwo-Olu made the announcement while giving an update on coronavirus in the state on Friday.
He had allegedly said: “I am hereby directing a statewide curfew from 8pm to 6am, starting from Sunday until further notice. This is to enable us to carry out comprehensive disinfection of the Lagos Metropolis.
“I am pleased to note that we have taken possession of over 200 disinfecting machines, and starting today, we will be disinfecting all major highways, bus stops, markets, parks, and other public areas.