Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has told Nigerians in no uncertain terms that lockdown will be extended if they failed to adhere to the lockdown directive issued by President Buhari
Minister Lai who made the statement during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 urged citizens to stay in their homes and maintain good hygiene in order to curb the spread of the virus which will in turn restore normalcy to the country.
Stating that adherence to stay-at-home order will determine if the lockdown will be lifted or extended, he urged Nigerians to behave themselves during this period.
“If we don’t behave ourselves, there is a likelihood that the lockdown will be extended, but if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and I hope we do so.
“If we stay at home for two weeks and we are doing everything we are supposed to do, we should be able to effectively contain the disease.
“Therefore, my appeal to Nigerians is that they should obey the directive on social distancing, personal hygiene and shun gatherings; after two weeks, we will resume our normal life.
“But if they think it is a joke, then we may have to stay at home more than the two weeks.”