Breaking: President Buhari Extends Lockdown Order In Lagos, FCT And Ogun By Two Weeks

… Says COVID-19 is not a joke, it is a matter of life and death

… Encourages Nigerians to endure a little lockdown

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the initial 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and FCT to curb the spread of COVID-19, by another two weeks.

Buhari confirmed this today during a nationwide broadcast.

When Buhari gave the stay-at-home order on March 29, Nigeria had only 111 cases.

In his address on Monday, the president directed that “the current social register be expanded from 2.6 million households to 3.6 million households in the next two weeks. This means we will support an additional one million homes with our social investment programs. A technical committee is working on this and will submit a report to me by the end of this week”