President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that his administration’s approach to the Coronavirus has remained in two steps which include protecting the lives of citizens and residents in the country, as well preserving the livelihoods of workers and business owners.
He stressed that considering this, with a careful review of the briefings and reports from the Presidential Task Force, it became necessary to extend the lockdown in the Lagos State, Ogun State and the FCT.
The President stated this on Monday, April 13, 2020, during a nationwide broadcast in which he briefed Nigerians on the pertinence of the 14-day lockdown exercise and informed the nation that the exercise will be extended by another two weeks.
President Buhari said Security Agencies have satisfactorily tackled the challenges encountered across the Nation within the period of the last lockdown order.
He commended the Security Agencies for rising to the challenges posed by this unprecedented situation with gallantry and urged them to continue to maintain utmost vigilance, firmness, as well as restraint in enforcing the restriction orders.
He also urged them not to neglect statutory security responsibilities.