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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu lifts curfew in Lagos

On Tuesday, November 9, 2020, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, presented the State 2021 N1, 155 trillion Budget estimate, tagged “Budget of Rekindling Hope”, to the House of Assembly.

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has finally lifted the curfew imposed to check the wave of insecurity, arson and destruction that trailed the recent EndSARS protest that rocked the state.

However, the earlier curfew (12am -4am) imposed by the federal government to check the community spread of Covid-19 remains in force.

Sanwo-Olu announced the suspension of the curfew on Saturday, while also urging the residents desist from acts that could further trigger the violence recorded across the state in the last few weeks.

Sanwo-Olu commended Lagosians for observing the curfew, noting that rather than engage in violence, residents should embrace Lagos cultural diversity and continue the harmonious relationship that existed over the years while the government focuses on efforts at rebuilding the state and strengthen unity.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed by commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, commended security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace across the state.

He said: “The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 remains.

“Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful”.