The Lagos State Government on Wednesday cancelled the planned Nigeria 60th Independence Day Parade due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the directive in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso in Lagos on Wednesday.
He said that the parade and other activities that involved the gathering of more than 50 people have been cancelled.
According to him, the state has opted for a low key celebration of the anniversary because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
While congratulating residents of the state on the auspicious occasion, strongly advised that they should celebrate quietly at home and pray for the country.
Sanwo-Olu urged them to also observe Covid-19 protocols, including wearing of facemasks to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Sanwo-Olu advised them not to relax their vigilance against Covid-19, so as not to reverse the gains made in the fight against the disease.
He urged them to keep embracing social distancing and washing of hands with soap and water, advising individuals who felt sick to stay indoors and contact health authorities.
Sanwo-Olu said that the police and other security agencies have been directed to ensure that nobody flout the directives in the interest of the state.