With the current situation of the country, Indications emerged over the weekend that the Federal Government of Nigeria might extend the ongoing restriction on movements and other activities imposed almost two weeks ago.
The Nigerian President, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, two weeks ago, ordered lockdown on activities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States, which is effective from 11 pm on Monday, March 30, for an initial period of 14 days.
According to the President in his nationwide televised broadcast, the lockdown was necessary to ensure effective containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current 14-days lockdown would end this Monday, April 13.
According to the presidential speech, there are indications that the federal government might call for an extension as developments so far had indicated that the number of persons with the virus as well as fatalities had grown in the last two weeks.
Therefore the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infected persons stood at 131 and two fatalities at about 9 pm on March 30th, the numbers had risen to 305 confirmed cases and seven fatalities as at 9:30 pm on April 10.
This is yet to be known as at whether the government would be extending the lockdown order, or Nigerians would have to resume back to work as the lock-down end.
Messages from relevant quarters and the figures available suggested a possible extension of the order.
So we urge Nigerians to please bear this hardship that the country is facing presently.