COVID-19: Lagos police boss monitors compliance

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The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu yesterday moved round boundaries between Lagos and Ogun State and major streets in the state to monitor compliance with the directives issued by the Federal Government of Nigeria on March 29, 2020, for restriction of all movements within the metropolis.

    According to Lagos State police spokesman, Bala Elkana, “ The order requires all citizens of Lagos State to stay at home and postpone travels to or from other states. All businesses and offices within the state were directed to be closed within the period. 

  “The order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution.  Commercial establishments such as: food processing, distribution and retail companies; petroleum distribution and retail entities; power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and private security companies are also exempted.  “Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored. Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted. Banks are allowed to render skeletal services.

  “Personnel deployed for the enforcement exercise were fully briefed by the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu. The CP charged them to be professional. He urged them to carry out their assignment with compassion and respect the rights of citizens.

  “ The Commissioner of Police is satisfied with the level of compliance so far and use this medium to appreciate the good people of Lagos State for their patriotism in obeying the safety regulations put in place by Government. Together we will stop the spread of COVID-19. 

  “For information or complaints regarding non compliance, call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288”.


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