Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State has indicated that there is a possibility of relaxing the lockdown order issued by the Federal Government in the state.
According to reports by Legitng, Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during the second virtual meeting with business owners in Lagos state on Wednesday, April 15.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed to the 28 managing directors/CEOs of organizations present at the meeting that “strategic relaxation of the lockdown may be implemented.”
The governor also assured them that discussions regarding issues of charges in cash deposits and cheque clearing, particularly during the lockdown will be initiated with the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
“More assistance will be given to (business) organisations involved in packaging to enable them to support other essential sectors,” he said.
He further encouraged the CEOs “to ensure stability of prices during this critical period and post COVID-19 period as the purchasing power of the masses would likely be weakened and adversely impacted by the scourge,” and to “endeavour to ensure that job security is guaranteed.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for another 14 days.
The president made the declaration in a national broadcast at 7pm on Monday.
He said the extension takes effect from 11:59pm on Monday, April 13.