Pressure mounts on Buhari to lockdown Nigeria

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Pressure mounts on Buhari to lockdown Nigeria
Pressure mounts on Buhari to lockdown Nigeria

On COVID-19, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Youth Task Force has again advised President Muhammadu Buhari to lock Nigeria out due to increasing cases of coronavirus.

In his statement, Itsey Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), said Nigeria was due to be locked for two months.

Buhari administration officials have also decried citizens’ rates of enforcement after the ease of lock-down.

On Thursday, the Progressive Students Movement (PSM) joined calls to enforce a fresh ‘stay at home’ order on the federal government.

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PSM President Bestman Okereafor talked to Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in an interview.

Okereafor shared concern for state preparedness of hospitals, supplies, and health staff.

“The Federal Government will, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in states with a high level of reported COVID-19 cases to minimize the spread of the pandemic essentially.

“The state of emergency will fall on these states for at least two weeks by strict implementation of a lockout.

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β€œThis move had become imperative following the increase in inter-state movement especially at night hours notwithstanding the present night curfew imposed by the Federal Government meant to ensure containment of the pandemic,’’ he said.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports the country has recorded confirmed cases to 3,145; the death toll has passed 100.

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  1. Honestly I think Nigerians should be given some bail out money. Because it’s not funny anymore. Some Nigerians are truly passing through hell

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