President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the presidential lockdown order in Ogun, Lagos, and Abuja to 2 more weeks to be ready to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic within the country.
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Buhari said this during a nationwide broadcast on Monday. consistent with the president, the approach to the virus remains in 2 steps – First, to guard the lives of fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners.
“With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and therefore the various options offered, it’s become necessary to increase the present restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States also because of the FCT for an additional 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020. I’m therefore once more asking you all to figure with Government during this fight
“This isn’t a joke. it’s a matter of life and death. Mosques in Makkah and Madina are closed. The Pope celebrated Mass on an empty St. Peter’s Square. The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris held Easter Mass with but 10 people. India, Italy, and France are in complete lockdown. Other countries are within the process of following suit. We can’t be lax.
The previously issued guidelines on exempted services shall remain. “This may be a difficult decision to require, but I’m convinced that this is often the proper decision.
The evidence is obvious. “The repercussions of any premature end to the lockdown action are unimaginable”. Recall that Buhari had on March 29 ordered a complete movement restriction in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States. consistent with the president, the order has supported the recommendation of the Federal Ministry of Health and therefore the NCDC.