Lagos CP satisfied with level of compliance to directive on restriction of movement


The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has expressed his satisfaction over the level of compliance by Lagos residents to the Federal Government’s directive on restriction of movement over coronavirus pandemic.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the development in a statement in Lagos yesterday informed that the CP had yesterday gone round the boundaries between Lagos and Ogun States as well as major streets in the state to monitor the compliance level to the directive.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday issued cessation of movements in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja for an initial period of 14 days beginning from 11pm on Monday 30th March, 2020.

The order required all citizens of Lagos State to stay at home and postpone travels to or from other states. All businesses and offices within the state were directed to be fully closed within the period.

The order however did not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution. Commercial establishments such as: food processing, distribution and retail companies; petroleum distribution and retail entities; power generation, transmission and distribution companies and private security companies were also exempted.

Although these establishments were exempted, access would be restricted and monitored. Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who could prove they were unable to work from home were also exempted. Banks were allowed to render skeletal services.

Speaking on the order, DSP Elkana observed that personnel deployed for the enforcement exercise were fully briefed by the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu. who charged them to be professional.

According to the PPRO, he (Odumosu) urged them to carry out their assignment with compassion and respect the rights of citizens.

“The Commissioner of Police is satisfied with the level of compliance so far and use this medium to appreciate the good people of Lagos State for their patriotism in obeying the safety regulations put in place by Government. Together we will stop the spread of COVID-19.

“For information or complaints regarding non-compliance, call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288”, he stated.

Photo: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

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