The Lagos State Government has urged banks to engage online service following the coronavirus outbreak in a way to curb the spread of this disease.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State made the call on Tuesday in a press conference where he also ordered the closure of markets except for those selling essential items like: food, medicine and things useful to the body.
The governor explained that it is only when people are alive that they can talk about economic activities.
He urge the private sector to let their staff work from home.
He added that, “It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”
According to him, banks and other financial service providers should put more efforts at working online, urging them to let essential members of staff to work from the office.
He said: “Banks and other financial institutions are encouraged to prioritize online channels for their services to the public with only essential key staff being in the office during this time. Only key staff should be present.”