BREAKING: Buhari declares curfew in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

3/29/2020 9:13:00 PM

BREAKING: Buhari declares curfew in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

Sodiq Oyeleke and Kayode OyeroThe President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has declared curfew in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State.He said the restriction was to curb the community transmission of COVID-19 in the states where it is prevalent.The PUNCH

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reports that Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria followed by Abuja.He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday.He said, “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.

“All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.“The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Minister of the FCT, have been notified. Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed.

“We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases. We will ensure the treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other States.“This order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution.

“Furthermore, commercial establishments such as; food processing, distribution and retail companies; petroleum distribution and retail entities, power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and private security companies are also exempted.

“Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored.“Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.”DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON



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Please can motorist ply federal road of Lagos and ogun states There has to be some palliative Buhari want the student stay at home and eat in school 😂😂😂 what a president. This country is a joke Since it is now u just woke up...Baba go slow Weldon. From what time to what time ? It's lockdown and not curfew

The governors are more proactive than you please. Even Oyo state has declared curfew. This is a national crises and a gold leader will be more than proactive. Thank God ondo state was not mentioned Curfew ke.. I no kuku know who send am, like we have been playing for a week now abi? Hmmm 11pm on Monday Mr President let's bring you up to speed, Lagos has been on lock down for almost 1week now sir. Hope the 2weeks run concurrent with the already running one declared by Lagos state governor.

This isn't a breaking anymore,is the president now saying he doesn't know Lagos nd ogun has bin locked down already since last week.... Secondary school holder can is better for us as president than u dead living Total rubbish. You are asking people to stay at home with what plan? Mbuhari evil president from animal farm

Evil president from animal farm It seems our president wants us to eat stones PresidentCovik 19.04 Ensua 1 19.05 Ensua 2 19.07 Ensua 3 19.09 Ensua 4 19.18 Ensua 5 This was all I heard from the speech.... all is well Oloriburuku Aboki... empty brain rulling the country with no mercy. The whole donation is now 8.2billion for you to know am calculating all this rules will only be followed if, I say if!!! We were alerted tomorrow else Mr President sef will commit suicide pro max like that of German minister I rest my case for now ....

Curfew ke? MBuhari where's our money😬😡 So people go do now to eat in Lagos ogun and Abuja na wa Nigeria Why can't the news media houses use the exact picture of the broadcast in their report. I saw PMB on black kaftan not white agbada Did the president mentioned 'curfew'? Or lockdown is same as curfew? Just asking for your ancestors

He so fresh and younger🤷‍♀️ So..... We should stay at home for another 2 weeks with nothing to eat abi Penny wise, pound foolish. Failed to shut the airports and borders down at the appropriate time. Now Lagos, Ogun and FCT have to take the heat after the horse had already bolted. Hilarious. Hope food gonna b surplus for the masses who will b staying indoor?

More than boredom His style of curfew abi? Just imagine. Your period will end soon Just fucking give us light please!! Alaye watin we go eat? What a wonderful address from Mr President, we thanks you for prompt response and relive materials promised to affected states & FCT, may Allah crown your efforts sir. God bless federal republic of Nigeria God bless Nigerians

Omg God,when I was thinking this man will announce we should be paid some amount of money into our Acct ☹️ Let him go and lock Katsina and Kano, we're not listening to him. After the hide and seek game, you just come out of nowhere and say 'curfew'? He has said his own if you like comply if like do otherwise...he's still in charge die hard man.

And most people will suffer from hunger smh Government should try and make adequate preparations for people you want to remain at home. What about other states that are affected.whyonly Abuja, Lagos, Ogun And he did not announce any palliative to cusion the imminent effect of the curfew. We must abide Confused people pls when is MaziNnamdiKanu coming online let me get relief Biko

Mr President i stan!!!! Strongest man alive!!!! President said their will be lock down in Lagos, Ogun and fct from 11pm tomorrow Why the exemption of Oyo with cases more than Ogun? Politics fuck APC Make shift broadcast studio in Dubai or Cuba....una well done W Inhumane president, people would suffer in your hands without palliative gestures!

Not enough to declare curfew, majorities of pple in these states lives on $2/day and no hope to get any stimulus from any govt. How will they survive? I expected to hear more about what incentives the govt will provide for those who will be staying at homes. It's so difficult. But how will curfew be of help in this situation, if it's that necessary why only 3 states?

Oyo nko? Hmmm without food You don't ban movement just like that, even the State Lagos is systematic about it. Any palliative out inolace already to alleviate the effect? A whole 2 weeks? Any exception? Restriction is sounds better NigeriaGov abayomiagbomire Clown is confused.. followlasg please update.....no movement from Monday

Which Lagos You dont say... Please whose flag is the other one o This one fit work for Lagos? To start Monday night 11pm

BREAKING: Buhari announces lock down in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun – Daily TrustPresident Muahammadu Buhari has announced the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. He disclosed this during his brodcast on Sunday “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing … What about other state Oyo state nkor? This is serious. There no food,no light,no water. Pls let the govt help the masses cos this is a serious situation.

JUST IN: Buhari bans movement in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja for 14 days'I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days...' the president said. Lol. Does he even know why he banned movements? Lol Ban without any palliative for people? Am 100% sure d brainless being doesn't have an idea why he is asked to bans movement in some states.....impostor!

BREAKING: Buhari to make a broadcast by 7pm – Presidency🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I am not expecting too much tbh Covik 1---9 reading again?

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