Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, FCT by one week, orders curfew nationwide

Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, FCT by one week, orders curfew nationwide

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night extended the total lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States for one week, after four weeks of total lockdown in the affected States towards checking the rising cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

The president also ordered the imposition of 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 am curfew nationwide which will take effect on Saturday from 9.00 a.m., adding that elected businesses and offices can open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m in the affected States.

The president said this in a nationwide broadcast on Monday night, where he ordered a total lockdown in Kano State.

According to Buhari: “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 socioeconomic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved for a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9.00 a.m”.

The Nigerian leader also placed a ban on interstates travels.

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