Following the rise within the circumstances of the Omicron variant, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has cancelled his proposed stroll for peace.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu introduced the cancellation in a press release he personally signed on Thursday.
The assertion reads: “Since my final deal with to you, the nice individuals of Lagos State on Tuesday 30, November 2021, throughout which I expressed a want to guide a Stroll for Peace, following the end result of the work of the Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Associated Abuses and Different Issues, I’ve been inundated with deep expressions of solidarity from numerous teams and folks declaring their readiness to affix me on the symbolic stroll.
“Certainly, I owe a particular debt of gratitude to our youths and college students, who reached out to both members of my staff or on to me, expressing their readiness to affix me on the deliberate Stroll for Peace. They embrace lots of our Civil Society Leaders, enterprise leaders inside and out of doors of Company Lagos, spiritual leaders, members of the Diplomatic Neighborhood, entertainers, Market Associations, Commerce Associations and Ladies Teams who’ve dedicated time and assets to getting ready for the Peace Stroll. I thanks all.
“When the unseen enemy referred to as Covid-19 started to ravage the world and certainly our nation, I assumed the position of the Incident Commander in our quest to guard the lives of our individuals. We subjected ourselves to the dictates of science. We selected to be guided not by our feelings, however professional opinions rooted in science. Between Tuesday 30, November 2021 that I made my deal with and now, we’ve got seen a major rise in circumstances related to the Omicron variant of this pandemic.
“Given this improvement, I’m constrained to face down all preparations for the Stroll for Peace. I cannot endanger the lifetime of any Lagosian in my honest seek for peace. I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of help the initiative obtained from far and close to. The deluge of help is, nonetheless, indicative of 1 factor: our individuals know the strategic place of peace to our quest for improvement.
“I stay up for participating with you as WE TOGETHER WORK FOR PEACE!”