Christmas: Cut back on family get-together, Sanwo-Olu tells Lagosians

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised Lagosians to “cut back” on family get-together to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.

The governor stated this in his Christmas message on Friday posted on Twitter.

The message reads: “I wish all Lagosians a very happy and joyful Christmas on behalf of my family and the government of Lagos State.

“It is a fact that this year’s celebration is an unusual one, where we are expected to cut back on the usual and age-long tradition of family get togethers and visits to friends and loved ones because of the pandemic that has spiked in recent days.

“The lesson of Christmas in itself is one of love and sacrifice by our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are to demonstrate this love for one another by ensuring we observe all the COVID19 safety protocols so we do not spread the virus.”

Mr Sanwo-Olu further urged residents against hosting and attending events that would breach safety protocols.

“By the grace of God, we will have more Christmas celebrations in good health and more prosperity in the years to come,” he added.

The governor had on Thursday urged religious leaders to respect the 12 am to 4 am curfew imposed by the Federal Government ahead of the cross-over services on December 31.