Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for restricting movements in the state in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Politics Nigeria reports that the president had during a national broadcast on Sunday, ordered a lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States respectively following rise in cases of patients with COVID-19 in Nigeria.
In a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Sunday night, governor Sanwo-Olu asked residents of Lagos to abide by the President’s orders. He also encouraged Lagosians to join the effort in the fight against COVID-19.
He noted that the containment period will be used to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases.
He wrote: “As we enter an initial 14 days lockdown announced by H.E President Buhari, I understand the uncertainty that a lot of you are feeling at the moment but I want to encourage you to be resilient, we will beat COVID19
“Today, The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Buhari placed our state on a 14 day lockdown to help us in our fight against COVID19. We have have been preparing for this and I will like to explain how it will work for everyone.
“We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases. We will ensure the treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other states.
“NCDC are working hard at ensuring confirmed cases get the best care possible. I guarantee that we will do all that is necessary to get through this period seamlessly.”
As at the time of filing this report, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that Nigeria has recorded 111 cases of the virus with Lagos and FCT recording the most cases.