President Muhammadu Buhari has prolonged the restriction of motion in Lagos and Ogun States, in addition to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In his nationwide broadcast on Monday, the President introduced the extension of the lockdown by one other two weeks.
“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,” he stated.
He famous that the extension can be efficient from 11:59 pm on Monday and urged Nigerians to cooperate with the federal government within the struggle towards COVID-19.
Explaining why he took the choice, the President acknowledged that it was essential to curb the unfold of the illness by group transmission.
He stated, “This isn’t a joke. It’s a matter of life and loss of life. Mosques in Makkah and Madina have been closed. The Pope celebrated Mass on an empty St. Peter’s Sq..
“The well-known Notre Dame cathedral in Paris held Easter Mass with lower than 10 individuals. India, Italy, and France are in full lockdown. Different international locations are within the means of following swimsuit. We can’t be lax.”
The President believes the restriction of motion, in addition to bodily distancing measures and prohibition of mass gatherings have remained the simplest methods of curbing the unfold of coronavirus.
He stated Nigeria may take management and restrict the unfold of COVID-19 that by sustaining the measures, along with in depth testing and get in touch with tracing.
President Buhari echoed that his administration’s method to the coronavirus pandemic has remained in two steps.
These, in response to him, embody defending the lives of the residents and residents, in addition to preserving the livelihoods of staff and enterprise house owners within the nation.
The President careworn that contemplating this, and after a cautious assessment of the briefings and report from the Presidential Process Drive, it grew to become mandatory to increase the lockdown within the two states and the FCT.
He acknowledged that it was a troublesome resolution to take however was satisfied that it was the proper resolution.