COVID-19: Lagos low death rate is divine - Sanwo Olu

Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the official opening of the second session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion thanked God that the stet recorded less fatality rate of COVID-19
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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said residents of the state should be thankful to God as the state recorded less than two per cent fatality rate of COVID-19.

The Governor said about 10 to 15 per cent of people who contracted the virus were projected to die at first, but as God would have it, that didn't happen.

The governor gave a speech at the official opening of the second session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) at Our Saviour's Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos on Monday.

He said, "It was said that we would be taking dead bodies on the streets. But, thank Almighty God, He kept all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We had less than two per cent of fatality in Lagos when the statistics had projected we would have 10 to 15 per cent.

"What we preach and heard in the Bible is here with us in today's reality. COVID-19 has shown us in today's reality that we need to pray, and this is why we will continue to pray in Lagos State.

"We need to serve wherever we find ourselves. Whatever we found our hands to do, let us do it well. Let us do it for the best of intentions because we do not know who is watching. And of course, we need to grow."

The Diocesan and Missioner of the Diocese of Lagos, Rt Rev, Humphrey Olumakaiye had described Sanwo-Olu as a result-oriented person.

He added that the governor had approved the construction of the road leading to the Centenary City of the diocese and have mobilised contractors to move the site.

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