Nigerian actress, Iyabo Ojo, has asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to review 12 am to 4 am restrictions on movements across the metropolis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ojo made the call, on Sunday, in a post on her Instagram page. According to her, the restriction on movement is ruining businesses and forcing loungers, bar, and club owners into debts.
WuzupNigeria recalls that the Lagos State Government had imposed the restriction at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. As of the time the restrictions were imposed, Lagos was the epicentre of the spread of the virus in Nigeria. In recent times, new COVID-19 infections in the state has reduced, prompting the state to close its isolation centres, but the restrictions on movement between 12 midnight and 4am have not been officially lifted.
The actress has, however, called on the governor to address the situation because business are closing down.
She said,“Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu, please sir, can you kindly address this 12am – 4am curfew. Is there still curfew in Lagos and why? Is it that corona virus moves between 12am – 4am or is there another reason ,why?
“Please I’m asking on behalf of all lounge, bar and club owners in Lagos, we are running into serious debt and loss, alot of us are closing down and it’s affecting lives and family, we need answers.
“The police are also using this 12am – 4am as an opportunity to collect bribe from us, it’s alarming that one cannot move freely in Lagos state once it’s 12am ….. the police are always at Lekki 2nd roundabout blocking us and collecting birbe before we can pass, I run a lounge, bar and restaurant so I go home late everyday and I have to bribe them to pass, when dey no be tollgate……. it’s really getting annoying & irritating, please kindly address this, thank you”
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