Lagos and Ogun has come out to hint residence of their states about their evaluations which justifies the position regarding whether there may be an extension of the ongoing lockdown which was hounded down by the federal government in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic that has been ravaging the world and the country in specific.
The Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a briefing earlier today said the lockdown maybe extended depending on the situation of things, adding that the number of patients discharged in Lagos has risen to 24 while its counterpart in Ogun state in a separate interview said it will review its decision on Tuesday come next week.
Urban express News Online report that 109 of the 209 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria are recorded in Lagos.
On the part of the Lagos state governor, he, however, assured residents that palliatives would be provided.
He said, “If there’s a need to extend the lockdown, I will. We got one discharged patient today (recovered from the coronavirus). We are going to sit down with the committee that is working on the community markets and see if we can announce more next week.”
On alleged assault of residents by enforcement agents, Sanwo-Olu said, “There’s been no backlash on the handling of people by the security operatives so far. I always tell them to ‘wear a human face’.”
His counterpart in Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun has hinted that the state would be on total lockdown until Tuesday morning when it would be reviewed.
The Governor said the total lockdown imposed on the State which had commenced 11pm of Friday, would be lifted every two days to ameliorate the effects of the lockdown order.
Abiodun said this during a press briefing held at his residence in Iperu-Remo, on Friday night.
He, however, explained that the state would relax the lockdown for seven hours every 48 hours.
The governor also said the period of the lockdown would be used to fumigate the state public places such as markets, motor parks and other essential areas across the state.
According to Abiodun, the lockdown will be lifted by 7.00am and 2.00pm on Tuesday and subsequently, every other day to allow operations of essential services.
He said this would give an opportunity for economic activities to strive within the few hours of the relaxation time
He explained that personnel of essential services providers such as security and fire service personnel, petroleum products dealers, food producers, and water distributors would have unlimited access to movement to perform their duties.
He said “The lockdown will be total from now till 7.00am on Tuesday. The lockdown will be suspended between 7.00am and 2.00pm to allow for essential business activities.
“This 7.00am to 2.00pm windows will be observed every other day therefrom that is, Tuesday instant, Thursday, and Saturday for the coming week.”