President Muhammudu Buhari has extended the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days.
This latest restriction order takes effect from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020.
President Buhari in a nationwide broadcast thanked Nigerians for their support so far in the fight against the spread of COVID- 19.
He commended the state Governors for the quick response in tackling Coronavirus pandemic.
He said, “The response of our State Governors has been particularly impressive, especially in aligning their policies and actions to those of the Federal Government.
“We must not lose the gains achieved thus far. We must not allow a rapid increase in community transmission. We must endure a little longer.
“I will therefore take this opportunity to urge you all to notify the relevant authorities if you or your loved ones develop any symptoms. I will also ask our health care professionals to redouble their efforts to identify all suspected cases, bring them into care and prevent transmission to others.
” No country can afford the full impact of a sustained restriction of movement on its economy. I am fully aware of the great difficulties experienced especially by those who earn a daily wage such as traders, day-workers, artisans and manual workers’.
The President also thanked security agencies for rising to the occasion.
He added, “The Security Agencies have risen to the challenges posed by this unprecedented situation with gallantry and I commend them.
” I urge them to continue to maintain utmost vigilance, firmness as well as restraint in enforcing the restriction orders while not neglecting statutory security responsibilities”.