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Coronavirus: President Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by 7 days | Thekokospot

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Coronavirus: President Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by 7 days

PublishedBy: in NewsApril 27, 2020


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) by 7 days.

The President in a nationwide broadcast explained that he consulted widely before taking the decision.

Buhari commended Nigerians for the level of endurance shown throughout the four weeks that the lockdown has lasted.

He urged Nigerians to adhere the guidelines of the presidential task force on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

His words, “Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May, 2020.

“However, this will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.”

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