Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Another Round Of Lockdown – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria’s economy is too fragile to bear another round of COVID-19 lockdown.
The president who stated this on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle, said compliance with COVID-19 protocols by all Nigerians is crucial to avert a second wave of the pandemic in the country.
“Looking at the trends in other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown,” @MBuhari tweeted.
Buhari had in March imposed a total lockdown on parts of the country including Lagos, Abuja and Ogun. The lockdown lasted for over five weeks and had a tremendous effect on the country’s economical activities with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry putting the loss at about N3bn in the period under review.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic urged citizens to obey social distancing rules, use masks, regularly wash hands, sanitize amongst others.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the country has recorded over 62,000 infections including over 1,100 fatalities.