Coronavirus: Governors give Buhari conditions for relaxing lockdown on Monday


The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to downsize the complete lockdown forced in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.

This was contained in a letter dated April 24, 2020 and marked by NGF director, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.

The letter was routed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.

The Governors have asked Buhari to permit free development in all the states, however with limitations on enormous social occasions.

Different things the governors need fused into President Buhari’s approaching proclamation on the lockdown are: “Between state lockdown, barring development of basic supplies-nourishment, refreshments, clinical and pharmaceutical, oil supplies and farming items; inward free development however with limitations on huge social events and congregations; short-term curfews; lockdown of flights; and necessary utilization of face covers/covers in the general population.”

Fayemi said NGF’s position was a line up to a video chat meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on April 22, 2020.

“Review at the gathering it was concurred that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) verbalizes the issues that it would need to be remembered for the following Presidential Pronouncement on COVID-19 in order to have a Uniform and facilitated Policy on COVID-19 at both the national and sub-national levels,” he included.

Nigeria as of now has 1095 affirmed instances of COVID-19 in the nation, with 208 released and 32 passings.

Buhari is relied upon to make another declaration on Monday, April 27, when the second 14-day lockdown slips by.