- Two recreational parks have been reopened in Lagos, the Lagos government said
- The parks are in Oregun and Alausa area of the state
- Meanwhile, the government said adequate safety protocols to protect people
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In what can be seen as the gradual easing of the state's lockdown, the Lagos state government has on Sunday, September 6, announced the reopening of two of its recreational parks for public use.
This was disclosed in a statement by Titilayo Ajirotutu, the assistant director, public affairs, Lagos state Parks and Gardens (LASPARK).
According to Ajirotutu, the reopened recreational facilities are the Ndubisi Kanu Park in Alausa and the Dr Abayomi Finnish Park in Oregun, Ikeja.
However, the state also stressed that it is important that visitors to the parks comply with the subsisting COVID-19 protocols., the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Also, Adetoun Popoola, the general manager of LASPARK, insisted that the agency had made necessary arrangements and put in place relevant safety protocols for the public to visit the parks.
She said covid-19 guidelines like physical distancing, use of face masks, temperature checks and washing of hands with soap and running water is will be prioritized.
The LASPARK boss also said children below five and adults above 65 years are advised to stay home.
Also, the occupancy limit of the parks had been restricted to 150 people for Ndubuisi Kanu Park and 100 people for Dr. Abayomi Finnih park to prevent overcrowding.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the American ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, on Thursday, August 20, paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During their meeting, the ambassador talked about the relationship between the US government and the state.
Both also touched on the signed agreement between Power Africa and Lagos state’s ministry of energy as they accessed the present situation of power.
Legit.ng had also reported that the United States embassy in Abuja and the consulate office in Lagos cancelled immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments in the country.
The embassy disclosed this in a tweet via its official Twitter handle, USEmbassyAbuja, on Wednesday, March 18, saying the visa services will resume as soon as possible.
"The MRV fee is valid & may be used for a visa application within 1 year of date of payment," the embassy added.
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