Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja by 14 days

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Buhari address

By David Royal

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the presidential lockdown order in Ogun, Lagos, and Abuja to two more weeks to be able to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Buhari said this in a nationwide broadcast on Monday.

According to the president, the approach to the virus remains in 2 steps – First, to protect the lives of 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

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper