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

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/saleem_papi/status/1249788963612766209

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

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

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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