Pres. Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja for another 14 days.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended the lockdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun as a result of rising increase of deadly Coronavirus cases by 14 days.
This was made known moments back during a national broadcast, as Buhari urged citizens to work with the government in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. He said;
“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.”
“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.”