Brief recap of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s address to Nigerians on lockdown

by Duke Magazine
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had a nationwide live broadcast to the citizens of the country on Monday, 27th April, 2020. 

The aim of the presidential address is to get Nigerians acquainted with different initiatives taken by the government at all levels to flatten the curve of coronavirus surging in the country. With so much hearsays about the purported lockdown in the states of Lagos and Ogun, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to be relaxed, here is the summary of President Buhari’s speech.

1. Over 10,000 healthcare workers have been trained and PPE distributed to all the states of the federation, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

2. There is a memorandum of understanding on the provision of hazard allowances and other incentives with key health sector professional associations.

3. Insurance cover for 5,000 frontline health workers.

4. Distribution and expansion of palliatives still ongoing “in a transparent manner.”

5. Concerned about isolated security incidents. “I want to assure all Nigerians that your safety and security remain our primary concern.”

6. Security agents will get the necessary PPE.

7. No country can afford the full impact of a sustained lockdown, while awaiting the development of vaccines.

8. Phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states effective from Monday, May 4.

9. Nationwide curfew from 8p.m. to 6a.m., except for essential services.

10. Controlled inter-state movement of goods and services, mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public.

11. Physical distancing and personal hygiene, restrictions on social and religious gatherings.

12. Monetary and fiscal authorities shall deploy all the necessary provisions needed for production to continue and, thus, jobs restored.

13.Total 2-week lockdown in Kano State.

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