The Governor of 36 states of Nigeria have agreed to lockdown the country for another 14 days to further stop the spread of COVID-19.
The agony of extended version of lockdown is already telling on the people of Nigeria, the cry of hunger is clearly heard in every corner especially in Lagos which is regarded as the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Nigerian Government need to relief the suffering of the people by actively give support to every Nigerians. This is not the time to fix out the poor and vulnerable Nigerians and everybody has become vulnerable. People cannot go to work, banks are under lock. Those who makes daily money cannot do anything to help themselves yet the Governors cannot do anything about it than to extend the lockdown. Sorry I have deviated to the subject matter.
In the communique which was signed by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the governors said: “Members expressed serious concern over the rising spread of the virus among health workers and resolved to work with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure that health workers are adequately provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and are constantly trained on the use of protective gear.
“Governors unanimously agreed to the implementation of an interstate lockdown in the country over the next two weeks to mitigate the spread of the virus from state to state. Only essential services will be permitted.”
The governors said in order to strengthen coordinated implementation of public health recommendations across states, they would set up COVID-19 Committees at the regional level, headed by their state Commissioners of Health to interface with the State Task Force Committees on COVID-19 already established in each state.
The forum also said it received briefing from the governors of Lagos, Bauchi, Oyo and Ogun States who shared their experiences and lessons from the fight against COVID-19.
The communique said the governors held a minute’s silence in honour of all Nigerians killed by the virus, especially health workers who were in the frontline of the battle against the epidemic.
The governors also conveyed their condolences to President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of Borno State on the passing away of the Chief of Staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari.