President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun by 14 days as a result of the increase of the deadly Coronavirus cases.
This was made known on Monday 13th April during a national broadcast, as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria urged citizens to work with the government in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
In his words, “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.”
As reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is 323, with over 5000 tests carried out.