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SANWO-OLU ORDERS PARTIAL CLOSURE OF BANKS

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The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of banking activities in the state as Lagos records a jump in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.


In a televised briefing at the State House in Marina, the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu also directed the temporary closure of non-essential commodities markets from Thursday, March 26th 2020.


The governor advised the organised private sector to take a cue from the government in the public sector and allow non-essential workers to work from home.

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He said, “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.”

Sanwo-Olu also clarified that the ban does not affect pharmacy shops and all markets where foodstuffs are traded. Also, the directive would be reviewed after seven days.

Other public places shut by the government include parks, playgrounds, and recreational centres within the state, regardless of ownership.

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