The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged financial institutions to partially halt it’s operations in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The governor said this during a press conference where he announced the closure of all markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities for seven days, beginning from Thursday, March 30.
Sanwo-Olu also urged organised private sectors, including Banks, to synchronize their activities with the measures being enforced by the government in the battle against the Pandemic.
He adviced financial institutions to maximize digital platforms to render services to the members of the public.
“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance. We want to encourage the organised private sector to allow their workers to work from home.
“Banks and other financial institutions are encouraged to prioritise online channels for their services to the public with only essential key staff being in the office during this time. Only key staff should be present.
“We are a subset of a sovereign. We are not a sovereign. This is why we cannot completely lock down Lagos. We need to be considerate.”