Lagos council bans sporting activities over COVID-19 surge

Lagos council has banned all sporting activities in the area due to COVID-19 outbreak
By Ernest Sunday

Amuwo Odofin Local Government Council, Lagos State has placed an indefinite ban on sporting activities in fields and sports areas due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ban on sports was disclosed by Amuwo Odofin Local Government Council's chairman, Mr Valentine Buraimo on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in Lagos State.

According to Buraimo, the decision to ban all sports activities in the local government is to help and control the threatening second wave of coronavirus pandemic that has hit Nigeria and the world.

“The second wave of COVID-19, our common enemy, with no respect for gender, tribe or status, is fast ravaging the world.

“In Nigeria and Lagos, amongst its casualties are distinguished personalities in the society.

“To this end, it becomes expedient that under my watch as executive chairman, full enforcement and compliance measures as directed by NCDC will be totally observed,” he said.

Mr Buraimo also urged individual to report any cases of the pandemic to appropriate authorities. He further added that both clubs and bars are also banned indefinitely in the local government.

“Report suspected cases to the appropriate authorities, " Mr Buraimo.