The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has postponed the Lagos peace walk planned for December 2021.
Recall that the governor, in an address on 30th November 2021, invited some of the people at the forefront of the EndSARS protest in the state in October 2020 to a peace walk for “the healing of Lagos”.
However, in a press statement on Thursday, 9th November 2021, the governor said he is “constrained to stand down all preparations for the Walk for Peace” so as not to “endanger the life of any Lagosian” amid the outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variants.
He said, “Between Tuesday 30, November 2021 that I made my address, and now, we have seen a significant rise in cases associated with the Omicron variant of this pandemic.
“Given this development, I am constrained to stand down all preparations for the Walk for Peace. I will not endanger the life of any Lagosian in my sincere search for peace. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support the initiative received from far and near. The deluge of support is, however, indicative of one thing: our people know the strategic place of peace to our quest for development.”