Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to an order of total lockdown issued on Sunday, March 29 by President Muhammadu Buhari during a live broadcast where he addressed Nigerians on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sanwo-Olu while reacting in a statement warns Lagosians to ensure they used the time they all have now to make their shopping before the restriction order will fully commence on Monday (today) as earlier announced.
The governor noted that the restriction order though may not be pleasant but will help the state in combating the killer virus.
According to Sanwo-Olu’s statement, the restriction order will help the medical workers to enjoy a smooth move to cases that they needed to handle.
He also said that “the disease will be contained faster as those infected will be easily identified and isolated as the treatment for the disease demands, and Social distancing will be enhanced and more people will be prevented from contracting the disease.”
“I would like to address the fears of those who have expressed some security concerns about your places of work and shops during this restriction. I have directed the police and other security agents to ensure that there are no security breaches. They will ensure that criminals do not take advantage of this important measure.” he added.
“The private sector, our market leaders and traders are advised to use the window of opportunity that we have before 11pm to move out inflammable materials, such as petrol, kerosene and others, from their offices and shops, which they are free to open before the restriction begins. They are also advised to switch off all electrical and electronic appliances. These measures are to stave off fire incidents during the 14-day restriction.”
He reiterated, “Members of the public are advised to also use this window to make last-minute shopping in readiness for the restriction.”