In a bid to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, President Buhari has once again extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja States for another 2-week.
From what we learnt, the action was taken due to the tremendous rise in the cases of COVID-19 in those states.
“Our approach to the virus remains in 2 steps – First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners,” buhari said in a national broadcast on Monday evening.
“With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020. I am therefore once again asking you all to work with Government in this fight.”
Opinion: the problem is not the lockdown that is extended but what alternatives are available for Residents to survive.
As we all know that some parts of Lagos and Ogun states are currently experiencing robbery which has put fear in the minds of residents living there.
Just yesterday night, some places like Iyana Ipaja, Agege, Ayobo, Ipaja and some other unknown places were affected.
Federal Government needs to make sure that residents are secured in those States since Sit at home is now like an embargo in the country.