COVID-19: Governors want total interstate lockdown

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to pronounce total interstate lockdown to checkmate the spread of the pandemic.

According to the governors, essential things could be allowed to flow into the states but human travels should be totally banned.

The governors listed other things they will love to see in President Buhai’s pronouncement as : “Inter-state lockdown, excluding movement of essential supplies- food, beverages, medical and pharmaceuticals, petroleum supplies and agricultural products; internal free movement but with restrictions on large gatherings and assemblies; overnight curfews; lockdown of flights; and compulsory use of face masks/coverings in the public.”

The NGF’s letter, signed by its chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, said its position was a follow up to a teleconference meeting with Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, April 20.

The NGF added: “Recall at the meeting it was agreed that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) articulates the issues that it would want to be included in the next presidential pronouncement on COVID-19 so as to have a uniform and coordinated policy on COVID-19 at both the national and sub-national levels.”

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