Lagos eases curfew from 8am to 6pm

To support owners of looted, destroyed property
Lagos State has announced the easing of the curfew imposed on the state.
In a broadcast on Friday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said people are allowed to go out between 8am and 6pm from Saturday.
He added, “We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm.
“For emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out, to go wherever you wish till 6pm in the evening.”
The governor asked youths in the state to stop the protest, adding, “We need to continue to talk to ourselves. Everywhere I went today, people say they want peace, we all want peace, we cannot continue to lose our population and our monuments and infrastructure.”
He also asked people who are still using social media to instigate and incite citizens to desist.
The governor had announced the imposition of the curfew on Tuesday afternoon in the wake of the unrest in the state.
Hoodlums had taken advantage of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings to wreak havoc and cause mayhem in the state.
The situation was further worsened when soldiers, in a bid to disperse the protesters at the Lekki toll gate, opened fire on the youths.
Meanwhile, Lagos State government has announced that it would support owners of stores that were vandalised or looted by hoodlums during the protests.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, has announced the state government’s plan in a tweet on Friday, which contained a link to a form that the store owners are expected to fill.
“If you are a Lagos based business and your store got looted/vandalized this week, please fill this form by @LSETFhttps://t.co/lwPiXvFzTp. Let’s do what we can to support you,” he tweeted.
Earlier, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the state had activated the process of healing from the large scale destruction.
Sanwo-Olu described the arson attack in Lagos as “coordinated wanton destruction”, saying it would take the State many decades to recover from the devastation.
He said, “My heart bled after I went out today for a first-hand assessment of the destruction of assets of the Government and private properties. The level of destruction observed indicated that the violence was more than just a peaceful protest and agitations for police reforms. The proportion of devastation is a lot. This is not the Lagos that was handed over to me on May 29, 2019.
“Moving forward from the destruction, we have to continue the process of healing ourselves. We need to stop some of our citizens still using social media to instigate or incite the people. It will not be under my watch that we will lose the city that has the largest economy in the entire black nation. Enough is enough. I have moved around and I saw that our people want peace. On this, we are committed to bringing lasting peace back to the State.”

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