The Lagos State government said it is unclear about whether its annual end of the year concert would be in person or virtual.
The annual event tagged, Lagos Fiesta started since the time of immediate past governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and held across the state with lot of fun seekers in attendance physically.
This year’s edition may not go the way of the previous ones due to COVID-19 and EndSARS protest, according to the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, in an interview she granted The Nation.
Akinbile-Yusuf told the paper that it would definitely take a different form saying, “We are gradually coming to the end of the year and it has been so challenging for us, especially the effects of coronavirus pandemic and the EndSARS protests on government activities and programmes.
“However, despite these challenges, we cannot totally say that the Lagos end of the year concert is totally out of our focus. But the way and manner we are going to plan the event is not clear to us yet because of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic staring us in the face.
“Yes, some people can be asymptomatic and still infect others at large gatherings. So, the combined effect of Covid-19 and EndSARS crisis is giving us concern about how to organise our annual end of the year concert.
“I will be meeting with the authorities of the Ministry of Health to get their professional advice on how best we can actually plan our end of the year concert. We don’t want to have a concert that will correspondingly spike the number of Covid-19 infections in Lagos State.”