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President Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, FCT by 14 days


President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the current restriction of movement  in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory by 14 more days.

The president said this in a live nationwide broadcast on Monday evening.

"By sustaining these measures, combined with extensive testing and contact tracing, we can take control and limit the spread of the disease," he said.

"Our approach to the virus remains in 2 steps - First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners.

"With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days, effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020.

"I am therefore once again asking you all to work with Government in this fight.

"The previously issued guidelines on exempted services shall remain.

"This is a difficult decision to take, but I am convinced that this is the raight decision. The evidence is clear. The repercussions of any premature end to the lockdown action are unimaginable."

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