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Nigerians React To Extension Of COVID-19 Lockdown In Lagos, Others

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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:

https://twitter.com/YEMTOP/status/1249809876899020800

https://twitter.com/ShuraeMaiwada/status/1249792373279936513

https://twitter.com/saleem_papi/status/1249788963612766209

https://twitter.com/olaprinz/status/1249780499326910466

https://twitter.com/tunji96/status/1249778616654839810

https://twitter.com/_tobygold/status/1249778612301152258

https://twitter.com/tteri_za/status/1249775600421801984

https://twitter.com/ikedurupriest/status/1249773547880361985

https://twitter.com/dammiedammie35/status/1249768185227853824

https://twitter.com/Kinglamarr___/status/1249768122195873794

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