The presidency has reportedly said that the coronavirus lockdown could be extended as Nigeria keep fighting the pandemic.
Buhari made the comments in a statement released by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu. The President also said the lockdown will last as long “as our scientific advisers declare they are necessary.”
“For those who suffer most egregiously” during the lockdown, Buhari said the government was ready to help assist with grains and distribution of small cash payments.
“No elected government could ask more of the citizens of the country that elected them than today we ask of you,” the President said. .
“But we must ask you – once more – to observe restrictions on movement where they are in place, and follow the instructions of our scientists and medical advisers: stay home, wash your hands, save lives.
We ask you to listen and follow public announcements via the mass media for instructions as to how to receive this government support – and learn of more public assistance in the coming days.”
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