The Governor of Lagos state in Southwest Nigeria, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the cancellation of the proposed peace walk. He said this is part of measures to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state.
Sanwo-Olu made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, December 9.
The Governor stated that the state had recorded a significant rise in the cases of the Omicron variant between November 30th and December 9th.
“Since my last address to you, the good people of Lagos State on Tuesday 30, November 2021, during which I expressed a desire to lead a Walk for Peace, following the outcome of the work of the Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters, I have been inundated with deep expressions of solidarity from various groups and people declaring their readiness to join me on the symbolic walk.
“Indeed, I owe a special debt of gratitude to our youths and students, who reached out to either member of my team or directly to me, expressing their readiness to join me on the planned Walk for Peace. They include many of our Civil Society Leaders, business leaders within and outside of Corporate Lagos, religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Community, entertainers, Market Associations, Trade Associations and Women Groups who have committed time and resources to prepare for the Peace Walk. I thank you all