By Emmanuel Adeleke
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has put off the peace walk earlier scheduled for December 2021.
Sanwo-Olu had in a state address on November 30, invited some known faces behind the October 2020 #EndSARS protest in the state to a peace walk for “the healing of Lagos.”
But the governor in a press statement By his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Thursday, said he is “constrained to stand down all preparations for the Walk for Peace” in order not to “endanger the life of any Lagosian” amid the outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
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.”