President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has hinted that the lockdown of states in the country will end when Nigerians fully comply with preventive measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
The federal government noted it would be hard to curb COVID-19 if Nigerians fail to observe directives meant to safeguard themselves and others.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Lai when asked if the lockdown placed on Lagos, Ogun and FCT would be extended, he said the behaviour of Nigerians would determine that.
“If we don’t behave ourselves, it is likely that the lockdown will be extended, but if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and I hope we do so.”
“If we stay at home for two weeks and we are doing everything we are supposed to do, we should be able to effectively contain the disease.”
“My appeal to Nigerians is that they should obey the directives on social distancing, personal hygiene, and shun gatherings; after two weeks, we will resume our normal lives.”
“But if they think it is a joke, then we may have to stay at home more than the two weeks,” Mohammed added.