Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the extension of the coronavirus lockdown by President Buhari.
Buhari had on Monday announced an extension of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja in a bid to effectively fight Coronavirus.
He came to the decision due to the increasing cases in the three states. The extended lockdown is set to begin 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020 and will last for another 14 days.
Sanwo-Olu reacting to the update said: “Dear Lagosians, yesterday H.E President Muhammadu Buhari announced a 2 weeks extension of the lockdown.
“This was a tough decision but like we have seen in countries that couldn’t stop the spread of #COVID19, the effects have been catastrophic. My biggest focus now is security and welfare.
“We are encouraged by the success rate of our isolation and treatment initiatives for #COVID19. Working with the
NCDC and Lagos State Ministry of Health
“Our testing capacity for #COVID-19 has increased and we will continue to do all we can to stop the spread of the virus.
“As a state, we understand that this lockdown will stretch us because of some structural problems we are contending with, however I want to thank Lagosians for rising up with empathy and strength. We have to do more and the government will do more, let’s beat #COVID19 together,”