Nigerians have reacted to the extension of the restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In his nationwide broadcast on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced the extension of the lockdown by another two weeks.
“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,” he said.
He noted that the extension would be effective from 11:59 pm on Monday and urged Nigerians to cooperate with the government in the fight against COVID-19.
Explaining why he took the decision, the President stated that it was important to curb the spread of the disease through community transmission.
After the president’s national broadcast, some Nigerians took to Twitter to share their thoughts and views on the extension of the lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic.
Below are some of the reactions captured by this online newspaper:
They way people are helping President Buhari to dodge his responsibilities is amazing.
It's like some of them don't know what it means to be a President.
As a President, you are a beacon of hope& light to the citizens.
You are expected to address critical issues like security.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) April 13, 2020
— E. (@emzyvibes) April 13, 2020
President Buhari has just announced an extended 14 days Lockdown.
— Bossmann (@RealBossmann) April 13, 2020
— Everything FCM (@FcMglobal) April 13, 2020
Covid-19: President Buhari has announced another 14 days lockdown effective 11PM tonight Monday 13th April, 2020.
In his words "THIS IS NOT A JOKE!"
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) April 13, 2020
Who else heard when President Buhari said tomorrow everybody should go and have sex that will last for Another 14 days.
— MONITORING_SPIRIT (@Sonjoe_Kutuh) April 13, 2020