Lagos may extend lockdown, Says Babajide Sanwo-Olu


Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the lockdown in the state will be extended if the need arises.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to curb the spread of coronavirus.

While some residents have requested that the government review the restrictions because of hardship, it seems Lagos State is determined to do whatever it takes to ensure the numbers of cases increasingly decline.

Speaking at a press briefing on Saturday, Sanwo-Olu said the situation of things would determine if the lockdown would be extended.

He said if there is need for extending it, he would liaise with the federal govermment.

“This is just day five. So, in the first 14 days, we still have about eight or nine days to go,” he said.

“So, I’m sure that it’s something that all of us, including the federal authorities will be reviewing. The lockdown was not only a directive of the governor; it was a national decision and it has national backing. So, if there is a need to extend, I can assure you that we will make the call.”


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