Cross-Over night service: Lagos not imposing N20, 000, N50, 000 fines on curfew violators – Commissioner

Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Wednesday, said reports about the state imposing a fine ranging from N20, 000 and N50, 000 on violators of the 12am-4am curfew, are ‘inaccurate and misleading.’

Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso

The commissioner, however, advised that residents comply with the laid down Covid-19 safety management protocols ‘because the cases are rising.’

A statement issued by the commissioner, also acknowledged that ‘the role of religious organisations in fighting the pandemic is well noted.’

“The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to an online news item quoting the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, as saying fines ranging between N20,000 and N500,000 will be imposed on violators of the Federal Government curfew on December 31, 2020. This is inaccurate and misleading.

“The government is advising residents to comply with COVID-19 protocols because the cases are rising. The role of religious organisations in fighting the pandemic is well noted.

“The Christian Association of Nigeria has issued a statement on how Churches should conduct their watchnight services.

“The Sanwo-Olu administration has maintained a harmonious relationship with religious organisations and has confidence in the ability of their leaders to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols amid the clamour for crossover services,” the commissioner said.

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