President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the lockdown currently in place in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country will be eased on May 4th.
The President in a live broadcast on Monday night monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA revealed that the lockdown in place was necessary but due to the several complaints from Nigerians, select businesses will be allowed to resume on May 4th.
“Our goal was to develop implementable policies that will ensure our economy continues to function while still maintaining our aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These same difficult decisions are being faced by leaders around the world.”
“Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May, 2020.”
“However, this will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.”