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Peter Obi Backs Buhari, Says Lockdown Extension Is Important And Necessary

The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) within the 2019 common elections, Mr Peter Obi.


Former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has backed President Muhammadu’s extension of the lockdown order geared toward curbing COVID-19 within the nation.

Talking throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Dawn Each day on Wednesday, he additionally counseled efforts made by the Federal Authorities and respective state governments in addition to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) for his or her varied efforts.

“For me the extension of two weeks is important and vital. It’s mandatory and vital as a result of we don’t have the sources to combat the pandemic if it escalates and spreads.

“The one factor now we have now could be containment. However in doing so, it’s essential we have a look at methods we are able to handle this course of successfully,” he stated.

In accordance with him, the Federal Authorities ought to create extra testing centres that can assist the NCDC detect extra COVID-19 circumstances within the nation.

When evaluating Nigeria’s testing capability to different African international locations, he stated: “Proper now, our testing course of could be very low in comparison with our pairs even in Africa.

Whereas admitting that there’s starvation within the land, the PDP chieftain subsequently requested the President Buhari administration to behave quick with a purpose to cushion the impact of the lockdown.

A part of the measures he defined is for the Federal Authorities to offer every state N10bn every to deal with the COVID-19 lockdown within the nation.

Obi’s remark come two days after President Buhari 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.

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