36 state governors in Nigeria have approved a national lockdown over the next
two weeks to further curb the spread of Corona virus.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has endorsed an inter-state lockdown in the
country for another two weeks to contain spread of coronavirus among states of
the country. The decision was reached at a meeting
of the governors on Wednesday. The governors expressed concern over the rising
infection among health workers in the country.
of Ekiti State, in a statement said the inter-state lockdown had become
necessary following a continued rise of in number of infected persons and
fatalities recorded. He further disclosed this after its teleconference
meeting, maintained that only essential services would be permitted during the
said members were briefed on the rapidly evolving situation of the COVID-19
pandemic and coordination efforts with the federal government, multilateral and
bilateral partners, and the private sector through the Coalition against
resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the regional level to be headed by
health commissioners. He Lamented
that the virus has spread to over 25 states with increasing evidence of
community transmission, Fayemi said the governors endorsed decentralisation of
the COVID-19 response as the best way of containing the spread of the virus in
trying to use all their capacity to fight the pandemic. He also called on
Nigerians to play their part and follow directives and protocols so as to
complement the actions of the government in their fight against the deadly
the present situation as just ordinary or as an entertainment, but to take it
very serious as the peak has not yet been reached.