Covid-19:Lagos state plans to relax lockdown
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed the intention of his administration to review the lockdown of the state. The governor made his plans known at the second virtual meeting with business owners in the state on Wednesday, April 15.
The meeting was attended by 28 managing directors/CEOs of organised businesses and companies in Nigeria. The state government’s team to the meeting was led by Sanwo-Olu and supported by the commissioner for finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo. Sanwo-Olu also promised the CEOs that he would speak to the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to address the issues of charges on cash deposits and cheque clearing, especially during the lockdown.
He also promised to speak with the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, to facilitate the fast-tracking of clearance of essential raw materials from Lagos ports as well as speaking with his colleagues in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to enhance the ease of access to passage for businesses in their states.
The governor, however, sought the assurance of the captains of business community that supply and distribution of essential goods and products would continue in the state.
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