The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has exhorted Nigerians against rebellion to the lockdown forced on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states.
He additionally asked the individuals to conform to the limitation order to crush the coronavirus, while promising more mediations for defenseless residents.
Buhari had on March 29 ordered a lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states for an underlying time of 14 days. A few different states had set up comparable limitations to check COVID-19 spread.
In a statement made available on his personal official Twiter page on Saturday, April 11, President Buhari noted that virtually all countries of the world are currently fighting for their own survival, reminding Nigerians that help will not come from any other country of the world, but from Nigerians themselves.
Instead, the defeat of the virus in our country will be in our hands, alone. We cannot wait for others. We can only depend on ourselves now. And so we must – and we will – end this outbreak ourselves, as Nigerians, together. —
Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) April 11, 2020 Read the full Statement and his reasons for Nigerians maintain lockdown order:
“Instead, the defeat of the virus in our nation will be in our grasp, alone. We can’t sit tight for other people. We can just rely upon ourselves now. Thus we should – and we will – end this flare-up ourselves, as Nigerians, together.
“Be that as it may, at this breaking point, it remains our obligation to offer you the full and unvarnished truth: This is a worldwide pandemic. 210 nations and regions over the globe are influenced. We can’t anticipate that others should provide to our with some timely help. Nobody is coming to crush this infection for us.
“Also, that implies there are decisions to be made: between proceeding of course, or tolerating the limitations in any event, when they accompany unintended results.
“All that the Government is asking you to endure is because nowhere in the world today is there any known way of defeating this pandemic. There is no vaccine.
“We ask you to listen and follow public announcements via the mass media for instructions as to how to receive this government support – and learn of more public assistance in the coming days.”
President Buhari also reminds all Nigerians that the Government support is still going on , he said:
“For the individuals who endure most appallingly, the Government has reported various measures to help: 70,000 tons of grain is being discharged from the National Strategic Grain Reserves for conveyance to those in most need;distribution of small cash payments is also being made, and will continue to be made by the Federal Government, in the States and Local Government Areas.”
“The freedoms we ask you to willingly forsake today will only last as long as our scientific advisers declare they are necessary. But they are essential – world over – to halt and defeat the spread of this virus,”he added.