The Lagos State government has suspended all activities earlier announced for the Greater Lagos Fiesta 2021.
This is as Europe, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, reintroduced restrictions to tackle the fourth wave of the pandemic.
In a statement, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said the decision to suspend the fiesta followed sound advisory from health authorities in respect of the mammoth crowd expected at some of the gatherings.
She explained that the State Government considered it imperative to follow the advice from health authorities as well as the dangers associated with attendance by members of the Diaspora community, who may be returning from Europe and other parts of the world now experiencing the fourth wave.
Mrs. Akinbile-Yussuf expressed her profound appreciation to all the corporate sponsors who have so far indicated interest to support this year’s edition of the fiesta.
The Commissioner, therefore, counselled event organisers and owners of event centres in the State with plans to host events in December to seek the guidance of the Lagos State Safety Commission, as well as the Ministry of Health, and enforce strict adherence to all COVID-19 health safety protocols.