Governor Sanwo-Olu Says Lagos May Extend Coronavirus Lockdown Beyond 14 Days

Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu OnoBello

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the ongoing lockdown in the state might be extended beyond 14 days “if there is a need”. He said this during a media briefing on Saturday, The Punch reports.

He said the lockdown would be extended depending on the situation of things and in consultation with the Federal Government. Recall that 120 of the 238 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria are recorded in Lagos.

The governor was reacting to a question on whether the lockdown may be extended with the rising cases of coronavirus. Sanwo-Olu replied, “The first question is that are we going to extend the lockdown? So, it is a federal government directive. As such, we are reviewing what we are doing. This is just day five. So, we are in the first 14 days, we still have about eight or nine days to go.

“So, I’m sure that it’s something that all of us, including the federal authorities, will be reviewing. The lockdown was not only a directive of the governor; it was a national decision and it has national backing. So, if there is a need to extend, I can assure you that we will make the call.”

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