President Buhari has been advised to lockdown Nigeria for two months. The call was made by the Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
He advises President Muhammadu Buhari to lock down Nigeria for a minimum of two months in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The professor alleged fear that the coronavirus pandemic will increase in Nigeria by easing the lockdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state. Professor Sagey who disclosed people did comply with the first phase of easing the lockdown directives of both state and federal government.
Speaking with Independent, he said “Nigerians are the most undisciplined people on earth. I went out after six weeks today and inspite of spite has been having,I saw them in their thousands without wearing masks.
“Out of the 50 carrying masks, 25 percent per cent their necks instead of their faces. Only about 25 percent per centring the masks properly.
“Buses were filled, people were in crowds and they were just behaving as if everything is normal, as if there is no COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
“Nigeria needs a very strong hand, that needs authoritarian leadership for so many things to succeed. If I were the President, I will close down this country for two months and put armed men on the streets to arrest and detain anybody who is found outside except essential workers.”
He added that if he were the president, he would use power and authority on Nigerians at this time without restraint.
“Unless we have a government that decides to use power and authority without any constraint, we won’t achieve any result because Nigerians are indisciplined.
“With the way Nigerians are behaving, we may have to be quarantined for like two months by force. Aside the locked from own, we should have security men patrolling the streets and inflicting the worst type of punishment on anybody who violates the directive,” Sagay added.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday confirmed fresh 148 COVID-19 cases in the country.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria to 2,950, with 98 deaths recorded.