Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has revealed that 57% of the Nigerian Populace supported the Ease of Lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.
Mohammed revealed on Monday during the daily Presidential Taskforce COVID-19 briefing, quoted NOI polls stating that a larger percentage of Nigerians supported the Federal government’s decision to ease the lockdown amidst the coronavirus Pandemic.
“I want to bring to your attention the results of the latest NOI Poll on Covid-19, which was conducted this month. Please note that the last NOI Poll on Covid-19 was conducted in March”.
“57% support the Easing of the lockdown announced in April, while 29% did not support it.” he said.
He also disclosed that “The level of awareness across the country about Covid-19 is now above 99%, meaning nearly all Nigerians are aware of the disease.”
“On Immunity, 28% of respondents said they believe they are immune to Covid-19 in March, the figure has now dropped to 26%.”
“On Preventive Measures, 91% of respondents said they are aware of the different preventive measures, Hand washing is now at 87%, up by 10%, Use of face masks is at 85%, up by 22% and Social distancing is at 55%, up by 43%”
“On Stigmatization, this has remained a concern. In the March poll, 81% said they are willing to work with people who recover from Covid-19. That figure dropped to 78% in the current poll”.
“On Risk Communication, 95% said they have seen or heard advertising, publicity or any other types of information from government about Covid-19. 71% said they feel they are getting the information they need from
the government on Covid-19.” he said.