Sequel to President Buhari’s directives on Sunday during the broadcast, that Lagos, Ogun and Abuja would be locked down totally for an initial period of fourteen days in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the nation, many Nigerians felt indifferent towards the pathetic situation.
The President, however, noted in his national broadcast that all seaports in Lagos shall remain operational in accordance with stipulated guidelines.
Vehicles and drivers conveying essential cargoes from the ports to other parts of the country will be screened thoroughly before departure by the Ports Health Authority.
In accordance with the directive, President Buhari directed the Hon. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to redeploy all Port Health Authority employees previously stationed in the Lagos and Abuja Airports to key roads that serve as entry and exit points to restricted zones.
According to President Buhari, his government is fully aware that the new measures will cause much hardship and inconvenience to many citizens.
More so, he buttressed on the need to avert this pandemic which had caused death rows in Italy, France and Spain.
President Buhari made a clarion call to Nigerians to see these measures as collective efforts and patriotic duty to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
“I will therefore ask all of us affected by this order to put aside our personal comfort to safeguard ourselves and fellow human beings. This common enemy can only be controlled if we all come together and obey scientific and medical advice.
“As we remain ready to enforce these measures, we should see this as our individual contribution in the war against COVID-19.
“Many other countries have taken far stricter measures in a bid to control the spread of the virus with positive results,” President Buhari said.