News

Coronavirus: Buhari says lockdown is indefinite

Address by President Muhammadu Buhari, on the extension of covid- 19 pandemic lockdown

 

There may be no end in sight for Nigeria’s lockdown as President Muhammadu Buhari has pronounced that the order will remain.

He said the lockdown will subsist as long as his ‘scientists’ advisers declare that the coronavirus has been contained in the country.

In a statement released by Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu, Buhari, stated that the lockdown is a major attempt to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

He said;

“We realize that today, there will be sons and daughters unable to visit their parents, and elders that are isolated from young ones. And there will be those who live day-to-day, eating as they earn, who face real and present suffering. “No elected government could ask more of the citizens of the country that elected them than today we ask of you.

“But we must ask you – once more – to observe restrictions on movement where they are in place, and follow the instructions of our scientists and medical advisers: stay home, wash your hands, save lives.

“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.”

Buhari also disclosed that he has ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes of grain from the National Strategic Grain Reserves for distribution and also disbursement of cash to poor families.

He urged Nigerians 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.

“For those who suffer most egregiously, the Government has announced multiple measures to assist: 70,000 tonnes of grain is being released from the National Strategic Grain Reserves for distribution to those in most  need; distribution of small cash payments are also being made, and will continue to be made by the federal government in the states and local government areas.

“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.

“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. And that means there are choices to be made: between continuing as usual, or accepting the restrictions even when they come with unintended consequences.

“But at this darkest hour, it remains our duty to offer you the full and unvarnished truth: This is a global pandemic. 210 countries and territories across the globe are affected. We cannot expect others to come to our assistance. No one is coming to defeat this virus for us.

“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,” the statement added.

Comment With Facebook

Comments (42)

  1. Independent and Apology Branded cialis Nor hebrews run in behalf of generic viagra online canadian apothecary tuning at a

  2. Phbllx sumrdv college essay writers block when will cialis be over the counter

  3. Swkrie fnqjys purchase generic viagra How to get some viagra

  4. Hbyhzf dgpcne Buy viagra in us Canada viagra generic

  5. Lvuihf vkmmfw Generic viagra usa Overnight canadian viagra

  6. Nrtidg jvhrzy genaric viagra Buy viagra in canada

  7. Haudkf wsanfq generic for viagra Viagra mail order usa

  8. Vrvaku wdjqpm Real viagra without prescription Canadian viagra 50mg

  9. hardly pack [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra without a doctor
    prescription[/url] how long does viagra last viagra
    without a doctor prescription super awareness http://viacheapusa.com/

  10. This is a very interesting post. Check my site mambo jambo

  11. Nsvuxb cqedeg ed pills gnc cheap erectile dysfunction pills online

  12. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.|

  13. Here is some high quality website ! Check this out: xbody bucuresti

  14. Vhttsq kbyxgp viagra online US viagra sales

  15. Here is some high quality website ! Check this out: magazin pescuit

  16. Sarah Carreya

    Te intereseaza magazinul de pescuit? Este perfect. Atunci poti vizita siteul nostru click aici

  17. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.

    I am quite certain I will learn plenty of new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  18. Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!

Comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.