Federal government announced extension of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja for another 14 days as coronavirus cases keeps rising.
|President Muhammadu Buhari|
The federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has made known his decision to extend lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states as well as the federal capital territory, Abuja for another 14 days.
This decision was made know in his address this evening on national televisions on the state of the nation on Covid-19 pandemic.
Buhari said the aim of the lockdown was and still remains to contain the spread of the coronavirus by preventing physical contacts which is the major means of transmission.
President Buhari also thanked the traditional rulers and leaders of religious groups for their kind support in this trying time.
Recall that it was reported last week that the federal government said the lockdown in these states is likely to be extended due to the daily increase in number of coronavirus cases across the country.
However, these 3 states have been the center of focus being the states with the highest cases of the virus.
Nevertheless, some other states like Osun, Ondo, Kwara among others has also declared total lockdown as a result of this pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari therefore expressed his concern over the increasing number of the virus and solicit for the support of the citizens in eliminating the coronavirus pandemic.