Following rumors and various outcries, the Federal Government has finally spoken out about the current 14days lockdown directive in Lagos, FCT, and Ogun states. It says deliberations are still ongoing but no conclusion yet whether to suspend the directive at the initially stipulated date or not.
COVID-19: Federal government unsure yet if to suspend city lockdown or not
Many people are raising concerns after the FRSC impounded over 106 cars, motorcycles and tricycles recently. However, the Federal government has simply failed to say if the 14 days imposed restriction of movements in Abuja, Ogun, and Lagos will continue or not.
The Federal government Secretary-general, Boss Mustapha, who is also on the Presidential Task Force fighting COVID-19 outbreak, says that the panel is currently assessing the situation of things. He says that the panel has also been updating President Buhari and the decision to suspend the lockdown directive or to continue will depend on a joint decision with the president.
In a recent interview, Boss Mustapha notably mentioned that a complete review of how things played out during the 14 days lockdown will greatly affect the final decision that will be made. He said;
“If that has been achieved, he will look at all the information available to him as the President of Nigeria and I can assure you that he will make a decision that is in the best interests of the people of Nigeria.”
The only light of hope that Nigerians can rely on now is the recent reports the federal government has been receiving from various sources to fight the outbreak. Also, with efforts like fumigation of public places, it might be a good possibility that the 14 days lockdown won’t last longer, as feared.
See video below talking about how FG has begun fumigation of strategic public places in Abuja;
Coronavirus Pandemic: FG begins fumigation in FCT | TV360 Nigeria