Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Why We Shut Down Banks, Markets And Others - Sanwo-Olu 

Funsho Akinwale

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, enforced a partial lockdown on some activities in the state as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the governor’s statement, banks, markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities are expected to close for seven days.

“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,” he said.

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